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A new addition to a poor London family, Tom Canty (Billy Mauch) enters the world on the same day as the child who's in line to be king. As boys, Tom and his royal counterpart bump into one another, and after realizing that they're virtual twins, they swap outfits and the boys end up trading homes. Tom soon draws the ire of a scheming royal aide (Claude Rains), but palace hanger-on Miles Hendon (Errol Flynn) comes to his defense, as both boys try to reclaim their identities.

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Critic Reviews for The Prince and the Pauper

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  • Aug 07, 2019
    Complications ensue when the prince of the kingdom decides to play-act/pretend he's a commoner, switching clothes with a poor boy, just as the king dies on the throne. Evil rapscallions try to use the opportunity to attempt seizing control of the kingdom. The Mauch Twins are sympathetic and compelling as the titled leads, trying their best to fit into the awkward yet dangerous situations they find themselves in. Errol Flynn's part is actually the worst in the movie, scarcely written at all but to say "he shows up to save the boys", other than that, there's no rationale for him to be in the film at all. Still, an old school film for the entire family, still worthy after years of service!
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  • Aug 26, 2008
    Okay version of story, rather lifeless until Errol shows up but thats about an hour in and its rather precious up to that point.
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