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3.7
68 Ratings

The Prisoner of Zenda

United States, 1937
Drama, Romance, Adventure

Synopsis

Ronald Colman stars in David O. Selznick’s classic production of Anthony Hope’s swashbuckling adventure.

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The Prisoner of Zenda Directed by John Cromwell, W.S. Van Dyke

Awards & Festivals

Academy Awards

1938 | 2 nominations including: Best Art Direction

National Film Preservation Board

1991 | Winner: National Film Registry

Critics reviews

Whether or not ZENDA deserves the weighty name of Greatness, it is definitely excellent. Everybody in it is perfect. Ronald Colman gets to be dashing but also soulful; Madeleine Carroll gets to be beautiful but also alert and alive in a way people in costume dramas often aren’t (acting in the past tense); David Niven gets to be funny; Raymond Massey snarlingly villainous in a monocle; Mary Astor tragic; and Douglas Fairbanks Jnr. seems to be having the time of his life.
December 20, 2016
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