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The Prisoner of Zenda

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Original title
The Prisoner of Zenda
Year
Running time
101 min.
Country
United States United States
Director
Screenwriter
John L. Balderston (Novel: Anthony Hope)
Music
Alfred Newman
Cinematography
Joseph Ruttenberg
Cast
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Producer
Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer
Genre
Adventure | Remake. Swashbuckler. 18th Century
Movie Groups
Anthony Hope Adaptations
New
Synopsis / Plot
Rudolph Rassendyll (Stewart Granger) is a British tourist visiting the nation of Ruritania in the Balkans. A number of people comment upon Rassendyll's remarkable resemblance to Prince Rudolph, who in a matter of days is to be crowned the nation's new king, and the prince's staff even arranges a meeting between the two men. But Rupert (James Mason), Rudolph's devious brother, believes it is he who should be the king, and he arranges for Prince Rudolph to be poisoned the night before his coronation. Desperate, Rudolph's minders beg Rassendyll to participate in the ceremony in Rudolph's place so that Rupert cannot take the throne. Rassendyll agrees, and the ceremony goes off without a hitch, but when Rupert's men discover this subterfuge, they imprison the real Prince as they threaten to reveal the secret of the new "king." Rassendyll's dilemma is compounded when he finds himself falling in love with Princess Flavia (Deborah Kerr), Rudolph's intended.
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