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Princess Caraboo (1994)

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Bristol, England, early 19th century. A beautiful young stranger who speaks a weird language is tried for the crime of begging. But when a man claims that he can translate her dialect, it ... See full summary »

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Mr. Worrall
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Princess Caraboo / Mary Baker
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Mrs. Worrall
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Frixos
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Professor Wilkinson
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Gutch
Peter Eyre ...
Lord Apthorpe
Jacqueline Pearce ...
Lady Apthorpe
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Magistrate Haythorne (as Roger Lloyd-Pack)
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Reverend Hunt
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Amon McCarthy
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Betty
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Ella
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Bristol, England, early 19th century. A beautiful young stranger who speaks a weird language is tried for the crime of begging. But when a man claims that he can translate her dialect, it is understood that the woman is a princess from a far away land. She is then welcomed by a family of haughty aristocrats that only wants to heighten their prestige. However, the local reporter is not at all convinced she is what she claims to be and investigates. Is Caraboo really a princess? Written by Steve Richer <sricher@sympatico.ca>

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She was everything they dreamed of... And nothing they expected.


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Rated PG for some mild sensuality and language | See all certifications »
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16 September 1994 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Princesse Caraboo  »

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$3,021,629 (USA)
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Trivia

The jeweled white gown with dark velvet overdress Jacqueline Pearce wears at the Prince Regent's ball is the same costume worn by an extra at the London ball in Sense and Sensibility (1995), by Embeth Davidtz (Mary Crawford) for the theatrical in Mansfield Park (1999), and by Jane How (Lady Holland) to a ball in Byron (2003). See more »

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Referenced in Two If by Sea (1996) See more »

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Air (from The Ephesian Matron)
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Lyrics by Isaac Bickerstaffe
Music by Charles Dibden
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Lovely and imaginative!
28 November 2005 | by (Brazil) – See all my reviews

Princess Caraboo is one of those films for all ages and with a superb cast.During the King George III's court,beggars and all kinds types of vagrancy were punished with death or prison. Many problems and farces were frequent,making people very suspicious about humble people in general and even foreigners.One day, a beautiful and exotic girl is found walking down the road by two farmers. She is dressed as a beggar, but since she has oriental and noble aspect/manners, and only speaks in a strange language,people stay confuse about her Ancestry, taking her to a judge, where they make the conclusion that her name is Caraboo and she is a princess from an exotic country who was kidnapped by pirates. Being the focus of so many curiosity by the English court and also by the King himself,Caraboo is analyzed by a language professor and the maids who think she is a impostor. Would be a real impostor or a true princess? Got to found out watching this film. :)


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