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Princess Caraboo (1994)

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A mysterious young woman speaking a strange language shows up in an English village, where she is taken in by aristocrats who assume she is a foreign princess

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Michael Austin
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jim Broadbent ... Mr. Worrall
Phoebe Cates ... Princess Caraboo / Mary Baker
Wendy Hughes ... Mrs. Worrall
Kevin Kline ... Frixos
John Lithgow ... Professor Wilkinson
Stephen Rea ... Gutch
Peter Eyre ... Lord Apthorpe
Jacqueline Pearce ... Lady Apthorpe
Roger Lloyd Pack ... Magistrate Haythorne (as Roger Lloyd-Pack)
John Wells John Wells ... Reverend Hunt
John Lynch ... Amon McCarthy
John Sessions ... Prince Regent
Arkie Whiteley ... Betty
Kate Ashfield ... Ella
Ewan Bailey ... Ship's Captain
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Storyline

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.


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for some mild sensuality and language | See all certifications »

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Kevin Kline (Frixos) and Phoebe Cates (Princess Caraboo) are married in real life. They met during an audition for "The Big Chill" and have been married since 1989. See more »

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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 »

Soundtracks

Air (from The Ephesian Matron)
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Lyrics by Isaac Bickerstaffe
Music by Charles Dibden
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Delightful
18 June 2002 | by drkjedi1-2See all my reviews

Wonderful piece and the best role Phoebe Cates has ever had. A sweet and sad tale based on true events, although how close this film is to the truth I do not know. But it is still one of my favorites, I even bought the DVD even though it wasn't in widescreen and had no extras, I just could resist owning this wonderful movie!


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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

16 September 1994 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Princess Caraboo See more »

Filming Locations:

London, England, UK See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$1,005,287, 18 September 1994

Gross USA:

$3,062,530

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$3,062,530
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Dolby

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Color (Technicolor)

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1.85 : 1
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