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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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Cast overview, first billed only:
... Mr. Worrall
... Princess Caraboo / Mary Baker
... Mrs. Worrall
... Frixos
... Professor Wilkinson
... Gutch
... Lord Apthorpe
Jacqueline Pearce ... Lady Apthorpe
... Magistrate Haythorne (as Roger Lloyd-Pack)
John Wells ... Reverend Hunt
... Amon McCarthy
... Prince Regent
Arkie Whiteley ... Betty
... Ella
... 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)  »

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Princesse Caraboo  »

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$3,021,629
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Trivia

The green and beige striped brocade dress worn by Wendy Hughes (Mrs. Worrall) practicing archery is the same costume worn by Sylvestra Le Touzel in Vanity Fair (1998), worn by Geraldine James at Merton Place in I Remember Nelson (1982), by the seamstress in Interview with the Vampire: The Vampire Chronicles (1994), and by an extra at the Towers in the opening scenes of Wives and Daughters (1999). See more »

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Frixos: [about Princess Caraboo] I don't trust her.
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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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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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