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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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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 Arkie Whiteley ... Betty
Kate Ashfield ... Ella
Ewan Bailey ... 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.


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Country:

UK | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

16 September 1994 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Princesse Caraboo See more »

Filming Locations:

London, England, UK See more »

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Box Office

Gross USA:

$3,021,629
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Phoebe Cates bears a striking resemblance to portraits of the real-life Princess Caraboo. See more »

Quotes

Frixos: Mrs. Worrall, I little anxious what Mr. Worrall say when he come home.
Mrs. Worrall: Oh, Frixos, what Mr. Worrall has to say should be no concern of yours.
Frixos: Yes, madam.
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Referenced in 31 Horror Movies in 31 Days: "Hysterical" Women (2018) See more »

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Minuetto
Composed by Luigi Boccherini
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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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