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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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Cast overview, first billed only:
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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)
John Wells ...
Reverend Hunt
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Amon McCarthy
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Arkie Whiteley ...
Betty
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Ella
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Ship's Captain
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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)  »

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Princess 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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Charming romantic comedy.
9 November 2001 | by (New Orleans, La.) – See all my reviews

Phoebe Cates is irresistible as Princess Caraboo. Kevin Kline is great fun as Frixos and I liked Stephen Rea as Gutch. This was a delightful and refreshing film. It's not easy to find in video stores, but ask for it. Films that are fun for the whole family are rare, but this is one.


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