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      The Prisoner of Zenda

      1952 1h 40m Adventure List
      Reviews 63% Audience Score 500+ Ratings King Rudolf V of Ruritania (Stewart Granger) is suddenly abducted just days before his coronation is to take place. The king's evil brother, Prince Rupert (James Mason), is behind the kidnapping plot, and plans to seize the throne for himself. As the king's supporters try to find him, they stumble upon Rudolf Rassendyl (also Granger), an identical distant cousin who can pose as the betrayed ruler. The plan works well until the king's fiancée, Princess Flavia (Deborah Kerr), suspects foul play. Read More Read Less

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      Clyde Gilmour Maclean's Magazine Stewart Granger, James Mason and Deborah Kerr romp with gusto through its silly but diverting story... Dec 2, 2019 Full Review Michael E. Grost Classic Film and Television Good-natured swashbuckler has fun story and some of the best European Royalty costumes ever. Sep 13, 2017 Full Review Emanuel Levy EmanuelLevy.Com This remake of the 1937 popular adventure is mediocre, despite the high-caliber stars Rated: C+ Oct 20, 2012 Full Review Dennis Schwartz Dennis Schwartz Movie Reviews The 1937 version was much livelier. Rated: C Apr 27, 2006 Full Review Read all reviews

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      Frances H My favorite straight version of the Prisoner of Zenda (the comedic one was of course the Peter Sellers version, although the one that was a side play in The Great Race was fun, too). Stewart Granger was such a good swashbuckler, much better than Ronald Coleman. And Deborah Kerr was the beautiful and noble Flavia, but the earlier version of Rupert of Henzau being played by Douglas Fairbanks Jr. was a better portrayal that James Mason could do--Fairbanks had much more joyful savior faire in the role. Mason was just too clipped and dry to do a good job. Rated 4 out of 5 stars 11/03/20 Full Review Audience Member This re-make is a poor cousin to the original (1937). The original had heart, character, and it kept your interest. The re-make was to be a frame-by-frame re-enactment of the original, something that was impossible to do, and something that proved ridiculous to try. Casting details also cheapened the remake and even the shift to color didn't help. The original version is the best. Rated 1.5 out of 5 stars 02/16/23 Full Review joe m OK-ish period piece. Granger and Kerr are both kind of wooden. Mason is the one with a tour de force performance. Rated 2.5 out of 5 stars 03/30/23 Full Review Audience Member Perhaps Grangers best movie! Both him and Mason are excellent in the scenes they are together. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 01/31/23 Full Review s r A bit too melodramatic, but still enjoyable. Rated 2.5 out of 5 stars 03/31/23 Full Review Audience Member skip this see 1937 version Rated 2.5 out of 5 stars 01/21/23 Full Review Read all reviews Post a rating

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      Synopsis King Rudolf V of Ruritania (Stewart Granger) is suddenly abducted just days before his coronation is to take place. The king's evil brother, Prince Rupert (James Mason), is behind the kidnapping plot, and plans to seize the throne for himself. As the king's supporters try to find him, they stumble upon Rudolf Rassendyl (also Granger), an identical distant cousin who can pose as the betrayed ruler. The plan works well until the king's fiancée, Princess Flavia (Deborah Kerr), suspects foul play.
      Director
      Richard Thorpe
      Producer
      Pandro S. Berman
      Screenwriter
      John L. Balderston, Noel Langley
      Production Co
      Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, Loew's Inc.
      Genre
      Adventure
      Original Language
      English
      Release Date (Streaming)
      May 22, 2017
      Runtime
      1h 40m
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