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The Prince and the Pauper

Some of the irony and wit of Mark Twain's original fable about an English prince's switch with his poor lookalike has been lost or subdued, but this edition of The Prince and the Pauper [from an original screenplay by Berta Dominguez and Pierre Spengler, based on Twain's novel] still makes for satisfactory entertainment.

Cast:
Oliver Reed Raquel Welch Mark Lester Ernest Borgnine George C. Scott Rex Harrison

Some of the irony and wit of Mark Twain’s original fable about an English prince’s switch with his poor lookalike has been lost or subdued, but this edition of The Prince and the Pauper [from an original screenplay by Berta Dominguez and Pierre Spengler, based on Twain’s novel] still makes for satisfactory entertainment.

Lester as the prince trades identities with Mark Lester the pauper and is then banished from the castle and launched into an eye- and heart-opening odyssey around medieval England, finding it to be no Camelot but a land of wretched poor and persecuted.

As the pauper, meantime, he not only swoons over young Lady Jane but also breathes a refreshing humanity into the court of ruthless King Henry.

The Prince and the Pauper

UK

Production: Salkind. Director Richard Fleischer; Producer Pierre Spengler; Screenplay George Macdonald Frazer; Camera Jack Cardiff; Editor Ernest Walter; Music Maurice Jarre; Art Director Tony Pratt

Crew: (Color) Available on VHS. Extract of a review from 1977. Running time: 121 MIN.

With: Oliver Reed Raquel Welch Mark Lester Ernest Borgnine George C. Scott Rex Harrison

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