The Prisoner of Zenda (1952)
Movie: The Prisoner of Zenda
- Director: Richard Thorpe
- Stars: Alex Pope, Alphonse Martell, Bruce Payne, Bud Wolfe, Charles Watts, Deborah Kerr, Doris Lloyd, Elizabeth Slifer, Emilie Cabanne, Eric Alden, Forbes Murray, Francis Pierlot, George J Lewis, George Slocum, Gordon Richards, Guy Bellis, Hugh Prosser, James Mason, Jane Greer, Jay Adler, John Goldsworthy, Joseph Mell, Kathleen Freeman, Lewis Stone, Louis Calhern, Manuel Pars, Mary Carroll, Michael Vallon, Paul Marion, Peter Brocco, Peter J Votrian, Peter Mamakos, Robert Coote, Robert Douglas, Stanley Logan, Stephen Roberts, Stewart Granger, Thomas Browne Henry, Victor Romito
- Release Date: November 04, 1952
- Run Time: 96 mins
- Genre: Adventure
English trout fisher Rudolf Rassendyll is about the only tourist not coming for the coronation of Central-European King Rudolf V at Strelsau, but happens to be a distance relative and is approached on account of their canning resemblance to stand in for the drunk king, in order to prevent his envious half-brother Michael, who arranged spiking his wine to seize the throne when the reputedly less then dutiful Rudolf stays away. The ceremony goes well, and he gets acquainted with the charming royal bride, related princess Flavia, but afterward the king is found to be abducted; he must continue the charade and once the hiding place, the castle of Zenda, is found is involved in the fight between political parties for control over Rudolf V, his the throne and his bride, for which a formidable third candidate, Michael’s disloyal co-conspirator Rupert of Hentzau, was waiting in the curtains.