|The Prince and the Pauper 1937 N/R, 115 min.|
Genre: Family / Adventure / Drama / Fantasy
Director: William Keighley
Cast: Errol Flynn, Claude Rains, Billy Mauch, Robert J. Mauch, Alan Hale, Montagu Love, Barton MacLane, Henry Stephenson, Eric Portman, Halliwell Hobbes, Lionel Pape, Leonard Willey, Murray Kinnell, Phyllis Barry, Ivan F. Simpson
Two boys meet–one is Prince Edward (Robert J. Mauch), and the other is a poor boy from London's slums, Tom (Billy Mauch)–and are struck by their physical resemblance to each other. While playing, they exchange clothes and identities, and Edward is evicted from the palace by the Captain of the Guard (Alan Hale) who believes he is a pauper. Now, Tom is thought to be the Prince of Wales by everyone except the evil Earl of Hertford (Claude Rains) who uses the deception as his chance to control the throne. Meanwhile, Edward lives with Tom's father (Barton MacLane) until he is befriended by a soldier of fortune, Miles Hendon (Errol Flynn), who takes him to the palace where he proves his real identity in time to be crowned King of England. A great musical score backs up this film version of Mark Twain's story.
|1. The Prince and the Pauper (1937)|
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