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Prisoner of Zenda
     

The Prisoner of Zenda

Director: Richard Quine,

Cast: Lynne Frederick, Lionel Jeffries

 
The beloved novel by Anthony Hope is shown here in its sixth film adaptation. In this story, Peter Sellers is Rudolf IV, the reigning monarch of the tiny nation of Ruritania. One day, while flying in a hot air balloon, a champagne cork sends him plummeting to his death. The rightful heir, who is to be crowned Rudolf V (also Peter Sellers), is kidnapped by Duke Michael

Overview

The beloved novel by Anthony Hope is shown here in its sixth film adaptation. In this story, Peter Sellers is Rudolf IV, the reigning monarch of the tiny nation of Ruritania. One day, while flying in a hot air balloon, a champagne cork sends him plummeting to his death. The rightful heir, who is to be crowned Rudolf V (also Peter Sellers), is kidnapped by Duke Michael (Jeremy Kemp), who is next in line for the throne. Luckily, the good guys find Syd (Peter Sellers once again), a London taxi-driver who closely resembles the kidnapped heir. While impersonating the monarch-to-be, Syd falls in love with the prince's fiancee Princess Flavia (Lynne Frederick). Neither a box-office nor a critical success, this amiable 1979 swashbuckler nonetheless features fine performances by Peter Sellers, who died in 1980.

Product Details

Release Date:
10/07/2014
UPC:
0025192118968
Original Release:
1979
Source:
Universal Mod
Time:
1:49:00
Sales rank:
14,935

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Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Peter Sellers Rudolph,Syd
Lynne Frederick Princess Flavia
Lionel Jeffries Gen. Sapt
Elke Sommer The Countess
Gregory Sierra The Count
Jeremy Kemp Duke Michael
Catherine Schell Antoinette
Simon Williams Fritz
Stuart Wilson Rupert of Hentzau
Norman Rossington Bruno
John Laurie Archbishop
Graham Stark Erik
Michael Balfour Luger
Arthur Howard Deacon
Ian Abercrombie Johann
Michael Segal Conductor
Stéphane Audran Actor
Eric Cord Actor
Joe Dunne Actor
Mickey Gilbert Actor
Orwin Harvey Actor
Larry Holt Actor
John Bear Hudkins Actor
Pete Kellett Actor
John Moio Actor
Victor Paul Actor
Gil Perkins Actor
George Robotham Actor
Joe Yrigoyen Actor
Harry Wuestenhagen Actor

Technical Credits
Richard Quine Director
Byron Brandt Editor
Joe Chevalier Set Decoration/Design
Dick Clement Screenwriter
Arthur Ibbetson Cinematographer
Ian La Frenais Screenwriter
Herwig Libowitsky Art Director
John J. Lloyd Production Designer
Peter Macgregor-Scott Associate Producer
Henry Mancini Score Composer
Brian Marshall Sound/Sound Designer
David Menteer Asst. Director
Marc E. Meyer Set Decoration/Design
Walter Mirisch Producer
Ted Morley Asst. Director
Victor Tourjansky Asst. Director
Albert J. Whitlock Special Effects
Sue Yelland Costumes/Costume Designer

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