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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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Lord Apthorpe
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Lady Apthorpe
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Reverend Hunt
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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)  »

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Princesse Caraboo  »

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$3,021,629 (USA)
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The beige dress with paisley bodice Rachel Fielding (Mrs. Benson ) wears while being interviewed by Mr. Gutch is the same costume Sabina Franklyn (Jane Bennet) wears at Longbourn in Pride and Prejudice (1980), Julie Cox (Annabella Milbanke) wears to read Byron's poetry book in Byron (2003), and Freema Agyeman (Tattycoram) wears on the Marseilles wharf in Little Dorrit (2008). The same costume is also worn by an extra on the Marseilles wharf in The Count of Monte Cristo (2002), worn by a guest at Fanny's wedding in Miss Austen Regrets (2008). See more »

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Mr. Worrall: Who is it?
Frixos: Oh, that is a filthy beggar.
Mr. Worrall: A beggar?
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Referenced in Two If by Sea (1996) See more »

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Composed by Luigi Boccherini
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One of my all time favorites!
26 January 2004 | by (Indianapolis) – See all my reviews

A true romance, twisted up in a mystery. Phoebe Cates is luminous and graceful, and the supporting cast is perfectly chosen. Kevin Klines "I speet in your soup" line never fails to crack me up. A perfect combination of romance, comedy, and mystery, all in one little known movie. This movie is a must see!


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