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½ November 14, 2007
It's okay. It was weird that Flynn comes in late in the movie with the attitude of "I'm the star!"
½ November 14, 2007
It's okay. It was weird that Flynn comes in late in the movie with the attitude of "I'm the star!"
½ October 21, 2007
"The Prince and the Pauper" is based on Mark Twain's novel of the same name. The story is a hypothetical situation where Edward VI exchanges places with a beggar that resembles him as he is about to become King of England.

The Mauch twins, Bobby and Billy, skillfully play the roles of Edward VI and the beggar Tom Canty. Errol Flynn is well-cast as the dashing hero Miles Hendon, who comes to protect Edward when he's taken for a beggar. Claude Rains was a perfect choice to play his oft-reprised role of a conniving man grasping for power which he plays so well. Also notable are Alan Hale as the captain of the guard, Barton MacLane as Tom Canty's despicable father and Montagu Love as the counseling Henry VIII.

The story is not meant as history, but rather an examination of social disparities. Twain's social commentary is, as usual, mixed with his clever humor. The story moves along well with this mix as well as the machinations at court. The only part that seemed somewhat drawn out was the coronation ceremony.
September 29, 2007
Errol Flynn had been a certified star for only a year when he made this spectacular costume drama with Claude Rains and the 16-year-old Mauch twins, Billy and Bobby. His fame had yet to catch up with him and he was still the fresh-faced Australian lad, enjoying every minute in front of the camera. Swashbuckling never looked so good.
½ September 4, 2007
Pretty good. The "children" needed to be a little less cheesy.
½ September 3, 2007
Master of the swashbuckle Flynn strikes again.
July 31, 2007
want to see it soooo bad
July 7, 2007
Saw the mickey mouse cartoon.
May 3, 2007
Errol Flynn is at his swahbuckling best!!!
April 30, 2007
Not as good as some, loved the parts with Miles Hendon in them.
½ April 21, 2007
What a tremendous film... I was all set turn switch the tv off when this came on but instead became engrossed. Fabulous acting by all. A real treat for all ages..
½ February 23, 2007
This whimsical tale by the likes of errol flyn really flys for a movie of this caliber. It is well done and other re-makes of this movie would be even better.
February 8, 2007
very good film everyone should watch this film
November 29, 2006
I'd like to see this movie!!
½ September 23, 2006
Great classic. Great classic...
September 12, 2006
i read the book and it was really gd but i dont kno bout this one
½ September 11, 2006
This was a cool flick.
September 8, 2006
Another great collaboration of Flynn and Rains
September 8, 2006
Errol Flynn was hot to look at. haven't seen any of his work yet.
April 26, 2005
This is such an enjoyable and wonderful film. It may not be the most faithful adaptation of the book, but it is the most entertaining version. The Mauch twins do a fantastic job, Errol Flynn is at his dashing best and a stellar supporting cast, with Claude Rains giving an outstanding performance. Great story, good production, excellent art direction and costumes. A delight.
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