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The Prince and the Pauper: The Pauper King 

In London of 1537, two boys resembling each other meet accidentally and exchange "roles" for a short while. After many adventures, the prince regains his rightful identity and graciously makes his "twin" a ward of the court.

Director:

Don Chaffey

Writers:

Mark Twain (novel), Jack Whittingham (adaptation)
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Cast

Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Guy Williams ... Miles Hendon
Laurence Naismith ... Earl of Hertford
Donald Houston ... John Canty
Sean Scully Sean Scully ... Prince Edward / Tom Canty
Niall MacGinnis ... Father Andrew
Geoffrey Keen ... Yokel
Walter Hudd ... Archbishop of Canterbury
Paul Rogers ... Henry VIII
Dorothy Alison ... Mrs. Canty
Jane Asher ... Lady Jane Grey
Peter Butterworth ... Will the Knifegrinder
Reginald Beckwith Reginald Beckwith ... Landlord
Sheila Allen Sheila Allen ... Princess Mary
Derek Godfrey Derek Godfrey ... Guard
Geoffrey Bayldon ... Sir Goeffrey
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Storyline

In London of 1537, two boys resembling each other meet accidentally and exchange "roles" for a short while. After many adventures, the prince regains his rightful identity and graciously makes his "twin" a ward of the court.

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Certificate:

TV-PG | See all certifications »
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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

6 May 1962 (UK) See more »

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(3 Episodes) | (video)

Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound Recording)

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

The British Board of Film Classification web site (www.bbfc.co.uk) lists 'The Prince and the Pauper' on film media was approved with a U rating, no cuts and a 93min 27sec running time on 5/4/1962. See more »

Goofs

When the Prince and Tom stand in front of the mirror after switching clothes, neither reflection is well coordinated with the actions in front of the mirror. The scene is repeated at the end of the film when Tom is trying to refresh the Prince's memory of where the Great Seal was placed. See more »

Alternate Versions

The three 'Prince and the Pauper' 50-minute TV episodes in the US (March 11, 18 & 25, 1962) were simultaneously condensed into one 93 min 27 sec theatrical film, 'The Prince and the Pauper', in the UK (May 6, 1962). See more »

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The best of the film versions of this story!
6 July 2002 | by peterdharrisonSee all my reviews

Films of "The Prince and the Pauper" are mainly judged by the performances of the boy boys] who play the title roles.And in this regard Sean Scully is unsurpassed as both Prince and Pauper.He played both parts with verve and panache,and subsequently made this version the best one filmed to date.So why can't I buy a video copy of it?


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