The Prisoner of Zenda

Film, Action and adventure

Time Out says

Lush but rather leaden remake of Anthony Hope's Ruritanian romance, establishing some sort of continuity by casting Lewis Stone, star of the 1922 version, in a supporting role as the Cardinal. Entertaining enough, though Granger is merely competent by comparison with Colman in the 1937 version, and Thorpe hasn't a tenth of Cromwell's style. Mason, though basically miscast, runs away with the acting honours as a Teutonically villainous Rupert of Hentzau, and Joseph Ruttenberg contributes some attractive Technicolor camerawork.


Release details

100 mins

Cast and crew

Richard Thorpe
Noel Langley, John L Balderston
James Mason
Lewis Stone
Robert Douglas
Robert Coote
Jane Greer
Louis Calhern
Deborah Kerr
Stewart Granger
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