The Prisoner of Zenda

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King Rudolf IV (Sellers) dies in a balloon accident upon the celebration of his seventieth birthday. In order to secure the throne, General Sapt and his nephew Fritz travel to London, where the King's son, Rudolf V (Sellers), resides and lives through the day in London's pleasure establishments; but the King's demented half-brother Michael (Kemp), thinking that he is the better claimant, sends an assassin after them. Hansom cab driver Sydney (or Sidney) Frewin (Sellers), the new King's half-brother from an affair with a British actress, rescues Rudolf from an assassination attempt. Once his resemblance to the King is noticed, Frewin is hired by the general ostensibly as the King's coachman, but actually to play the role of decoy. The ruse is quickly uncovered, however, when during an attack by Michael's men the royal guardsmen address Frewin as their new king, and the two look-alikes get acquainted.

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  • Movie ID 32120
  • Status Released
  • Released Worldwide August 17, 1979
  • Runtime 108 minutes
  • Genres Action Adventure Comedy
  • Directors Richard Quine
  • Writers Anthony Hope Dick Clement Ian La Frenais
  • Spoken Languages English German Spanish
  • Original Country United States of America
  • Studio Universal Pictures
  • Production Companies Universal Pictures
  • Production Countries United States of America
  • On Other Sites IMDB
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  • Created March 26, 2019
  • Modified May 16, 2019

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