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The Prisoner of Zenda (1952) was a Adventure - Film Adaptation Film directed by Richard Thorpe and produced by Pandro S. Berman.

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Rupert of Hentzau: Somebody once called fidelity the fading woman's greatest weapon, the charming woman's greatest hypocrisy, and you're very charming.


Rudolf Rassendyll: I hope your trout take as much interest in me as you do. I shan't be able to land them fast enough.


Rudolf Rassendyll: I probably looked like a prize idiot and talked like one too.
Princess Flavia: You're too modest. You really looked and acted like a King today.
Rudolf Rassendyll: Oh, thank you.
Princess Flavia: It was delightfully unexpected.
Rudolf Rassendyll: Oh.


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One of the changes from the 1937 version is changing the character of the Bishop to a Cardinal. Long-time MGM contract player Lewis Stone played the part. Ironically, Stone played both leads in the 1922 version of The Prisoner of Zenda.
The Ruritanian Royal Train seen briefly as Rassendyl and the others travel to Strelsau for the coronation is stock footage of the Salzkammergut Lokalbahn, a narrow-gauge railway in the Salzburg area of Austria, that closed in 1957.
The original New York production of The Prisoner of Zenda opened at the Lyceum Theater on September 4, 1895.
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