The Prisoner of Zenda Overview:

The Prisoner of Zenda (1937) was a Adventure - Drama Film directed by W.S. Van Dyke and John Cromwell and produced by David O. Selznick.

The Prisoner of Zenda was inducted into the National Film Registry in 1991.

Academy Awards 1937 --- Ceremony Number 10 (source: AMPAS)

AwardRecipientResult
Best Art DirectionLyle WheelerNominated
Best Music - ScoringSelznick International Pictures Music Department, Alfred Newman, musical director (Score by Alfred Nominated
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The Prisoner of Zenda (1937)

By 4 Star Film Fan on Sep 15, 2018 From 4 Star Films

It’s the curse of a childhood watching too many reruns of Get Smart but I can’t seem to get Don Adam’s impersonation of Ronald Colman out of my head while watching The Prisoner of Zenda. There are worse curses to be stricken with though I suppose. This classic adaptation of Anthony... Read full article


O Prisioneiro de Zenda / The Prisoner of Zenda (1937)

By L? on Jul 13, 2017 From Critica Retro

O Prisioneiro de Zenda / The Prisoner of Zenda (1937) A “vis?o dupla” ? uma das t?cnicas mais ricas, mais exploradas e mais comentadas na m?dia filmada. At? hoje, quando um ator interpreta dois pap?is em um s? filme ou programa de TV, ? gerada uma curiosidade e surgem alguns artig... Read full article


The Prisoner of Zenda ( 1952 )

By The Metzinger Sisters on Nov 9, 2015 From Silver Scenes - A Blog for Classic Film Lovers

Movies Silently is hosting the great Swashathon celebrating sword-wielding heroes and the films that featured them dating from the 1920s through the 1960s. The 1937 Ronald Colman classic The Prisoner of Zenda is often considered the definitive film adaptation of Anthony Hope's novel of the same na... Read full article


The Prisoner of Zenda ( 1952 )

By The Metzinger Sisters on Nov 9, 2015 From Silver Scenes - A Blog for Classic Film Lovers

Movies Silently is currently hosting the great Swashathon celebrating sword-wielding heroes and the films that featured them dating from the 1920s through the 1960s. This post is our contribution to the event. The 1937 Ronald Colman classic The Prisoner of Zenda is often considered the definitive ... Read full article


The Prisoner of Zenda ( 1952 )

By The Metzinger Sisters on Nov 9, 2015 From Silver Scenes - A Blog for Classic Film Lovers

Movies Silently is currently hosting the great Swashathon celebrating sword-wielding heroes and the films that featured them dating from the 1920s through the 1960s. This post is our contribution to the event. The 1937 Ronald Colman classic The Prisoner of Zenda is often considered the definitive ... Read full article


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Quotes from

Captain Fritz von Tarlenheim: Fate doesn't always make the right men kings.


Black Michael: There may come a time, Hentzau, when your services no longer excuse your impertinance.


Princess Flavia: In my heart there is no King, no crown - only you!


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Facts about

In 'Salad Days', his first autobiography, 'Douglas Fairbanks Jr' said that when Raymond Massey told Sir C. Aubrey Smith, who played Col. Zapt, that he didn't understand his own part of Black Michael, Smith said 'Ray, in my time I've played every part in Zenda except Princess Flavia, and I've never understood Black Michael either'.
"Academy Award Theater" broadcast a 30 minute radio adaptation of the movie on July 17, 1946 with Douglas Fairbanks Jr. reprising his film role.
MGM planned to make a musical version with Nelson Eddy and Jeanette MacDonald, with music by Richard Rodgers and Lorenz Hart, but it was never produced.
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The Prisoner of Zenda

Released 1937
Inducted 1991
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