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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

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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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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Details

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

Opening Weekend USA:

$1,005,287, 18 September 1994

Gross USA:

$3,062,530

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$3,062,530
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Phoebe Cates retired from acting after filming this movie to focus on raising her family. She would do one more performance 7 years later when she appeared in The Anniversary Party (2001). See more »

Quotes

Gutch: You are the butler, aren't you, Frixos?
Frixos: Yes. Regrettably.
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Connections

Referenced in 31 Days of Horror: "Hysterical" Women (2018) See more »

Soundtracks

Air (from The Ephesian Matron)
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Lyrics by Isaac Bickerstaffe
Music by Charles Dibden
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good story
21 April 2000 | by Aimee NatalSee all my reviews

This film is a good story, and you do think more of it once it's ended than you might while watching it. One of the main points is that it is hard to be who you want to be. But it's also hard NOT to be who others think you are. Other than that, it's hard to talk about the actual story without influencing others viewing of it. I saw the film with no knowledge of it other than what was on the back of the video box. That's a good way to go into it. Mr. Gutch (Stephen Rea), the newspaper reporter, isn't who he wants to be. Mrs. Worral, the rich aristocrat who takes the Princess under her wing, isn't who she wants to be. The servants aren't allowed to be anything other than who they are supposed to be. Throughout the film, you see how the Princess inspires others- with jealousy, lust, greed, and also with admiration and love. Good story.


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