The Prisoner of Zenda

Movies, Comedy
A limp and shoddy farce in which neither Sellers' lifeless double-role mugging, nor a dire fish-out-of-water script by Dick Clement and Ian La Frenais, encourage anything more than a deepening nostalgia for the straightfaced swashbuckling of previous adaptations of Anthony Hope's novel. Here the intrigues of Ruritanian royalty are conveyed with all the comic panache of an overlong Christmas variety show sketch on TV.

By: PT

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Cast and crew

Director: Richard Quine
Screenwriter: Dick Clement, Ian La Frenais
Cast: Peter Sellers
Lynne Frederick
Lionel Jeffries
Elke Sommer
Gregory Sierra
Jeremy Kemp
Catherine Schell
Norman Rossington
John Laurie