The Prisoner of Zenda (1952)

The Prisoner of Zenda (1952)

The Prisoner of Zenda





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A direct remake of the John Balderston screenplay for the 1937 classic that was in turn adapted from a novel by Anthony Hope, The Prisoner of Zenda is a fast-paced adventure that follows the exploits of a brave hero who is asked to masquerade as a king who has secretly been kidnapped. During the ruse, he finds himself falling in love with the queen and this creates all sorts of problems.

Rating: Unrated
Genre: Classics, Action & Adventure
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Written By: John L. Balderston, Noel Langley, Wells Root
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as Rudolf Rassendyll / ...

as Princess Flavia

as Rupert of Hentzau

as Col. Zapt

as Antoinette de Mauban

as The Cardinal

as Michael, Duke of Str...

as Fritz von Tarlenheim

as Krafstein

as Lauengram

as Bersonin

as De Gautet

as R.R. Guard

as Assistant Passport O...

as Gertrude

as Court Chamberlain

as British Ambassador

as Uhlan Guard

as Uhlan Guard

as Nobleman with Cardin...

as Dignitary

as Dignitary

as German Wife

as Husband

as Passport Official

as Ambassador's Wife

as Lady with Cardinal

as Sandwich Vendor

as Nobleman

as Nobleman

as Lord Chamberlain
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Critic Reviews for The Prisoner of Zenda

All Critics (6) | Top Critics (3)

Full Review… | March 26, 2009
Top Critic

Full Review… | June 24, 2006
Time Out
Top Critic

Full Review… | March 25, 2006
New York Times
Top Critic

This remake of the 1937 popular adventure is mediocre, despite the high-caliber stars

October 20, 2012

The 1937 version was much livelier.

Full Review… | April 27, 2006
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

Full Review… | May 24, 2003

Audience Reviews for The Prisoner of Zenda


Solid adventure with sumptuous production values.

jay nixon

Super Reviewer

This is a fun and exciting swashbuckling adventure movie. It's good.

Aj V

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Ken Stachnik

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