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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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Professor Wilkinson
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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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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)  »

Also Known As:

Princesse Caraboo  »

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$3,021,629 (USA)
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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The tan and brown print satin pelisse Anna Chancellor (Mrs. Peake) wears when she comes to the Worrall's house is the same gown Sheila Gish (Mrs. Norris) wears to Maria's wedding in Mansfield Park (1999). The costume is also worn an extra during the French invasion in Goya's Ghosts (2006), and by an extra in the first church scene in Miss Austen Regrets (2008). See more »

Quotes

Frixos: I wish you every success and happiness in America, Princess.
Princess Caraboo: Thank you, Mr. Frixos.
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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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I love this film.
5 June 2001 | by See all my reviews

Any film that brings Phoebe Cates 'out of retirement' is already great in my book. This woman is beautiful and talented and I wish she was in every film instead of Jennifer Anniston. Anyway, this is a delightful little fable that also features Jim Broadbent and Kevin Kline, both great comedians, supporting Phoebe Cates. Supposedly based on a true story, this little unseen gem is perfect for the whole family. Well done!


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