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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

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


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


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


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Facts about

The original New York production of The Prisoner of Zenda opened at the Lyceum Theater on September 4, 1895.
On November 2nd, 1937, this film opened the world famous Odeon Cinema, in London's Leicester Square.
When Antoinette de Mauban leaves the dungeon after caring for the imprisoned king, Rupert bows to her and quotes a poem. It's an abbreviated version from Sir Walter Scott: "O woman! in our hours of ease Uncertain, coy, and hard to please, And variable as the shade By the light quivering aspen made; When pain and anguish wring the brow, A ministering angel thou!"
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The Prisoner of Zenda

Released 1937
Inducted 1991
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