The Prisoner of Zenda


The Prisoner of Zenda

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This fast-paced adventure 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.

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Stewart Granger
as Rudolf Rassendyll / King Rudolf V
Deborah Kerr
as Princess Flavia
James Mason
as Rupert of Hentzau
Louis Calhern
as Col. Zapt
Jane Greer
as Antoinette de Mauban
Lewis Stone
as The Cardinal
Robert Douglas
as Michael, Duke of Strelsau
Robert Coote
as Fritz von Tarlenheim
Eric Alden
as Krafstein
Steve Roberts
as Lauengram
Bud Wolfe
as Bersonin
Peter Mamakos
as De Gautet
Joseph Mell
as R.R. Guard
Michael Vallon
as Assistant Passport Official
Bruce Payne
as Court Chamberlain
Stanley Logan
as British Ambassador
George J. Lewis
as Uhlan Guard
Hugh Prosser
as Uhlan Guard
Forbes Murray
as Nobleman with Cardinal
Frank Elliott
as Dignitary
Gordon Richards
as Dignitary
Mary Carroll
as German Wife
Alex Pope
as Husband
Jay Adler
as Passport Official
Doris Lloyd
as Ambassador's Wife
Emilie Cabanne
as Lady with Cardinal
George Slocum
as Sandwich Vendor
Manuel Paris
as Nobleman
Guy Bellis
as Lord Chamberlain
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Critic Reviews for The Prisoner of Zenda

All Critics (3)

Good-natured swashbuckler has fun story and some of the best European Royalty costumes ever.

Sep 13, 2017 | Full Review…

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

Oct 20, 2012 | Rating: C+

The 1937 version was much livelier.

Apr 27, 2006 | Rating: C | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for The Prisoner of Zenda


Solid adventure with sumptuous production values.

jay nixon
jay nixon

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

Aj V
Aj V

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Ken Stachnik
Ken Stachnik

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This version of the classic novel is a little long on sappy love and short on action, and Stewart Granger is his usual smarmy, wooden self. On the plus side, the screen lights up when James Mason's wonderfully machiavelian villain appears, and there's a very lively climactic duel.

xGary Xx
xGary Xx

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