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Princess Caraboo (1994)

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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Professor Wilkinson
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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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Princesse Caraboo  »

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$3,021,629 (USA)
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1.85 : 1
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Phoebe Cates was actually pregnant with her second child during filming. Her costumes were specifically designed to hide her pregnancy. See more »

Quotes

Mrs. Worrall: Mr. Worrall, after ten years of marriage, the time has come for me to say enough is enough. I have arranged lodgings for you in Bristol. The servants will remain with me, of course... with the exception of Betty. You'll need a housekeeper.
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Referenced in Two If by Sea (1996) See more »

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Minuetto
Composed by Luigi Boccherini
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That rarity - an excellent film for adults and children
26 September 1998 | by (Northern NJ) – See all my reviews

If you're looking for an evening of video watching with your family, you'll love being transported to another time and place with this film. The cast is phenomenal - Phoebe Cates is perfectly, and beautifully, mysterious. Is Kevin Kline capable of a bad performance? Lithgow's British accent is superb. When it was over, our kids wanted to talk about the movie. Then, after they went to bed, my wife and I found ourselves talking about it. What higher praise can I give a family film?


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