The Prisoner of Zenda (1937)

Director
John Cromwell; W.S. Van Dyke

Main cast
Ronald Colman; Madeleine Carroll; C. Aubrey Smith; Raymond Massey; Mary Astor

Genres
Adventure, Drama, Romance

Description
An Englishman on a Ruritarian holiday must impersonate the king when the rightful monarch, a distant cousin, is drugged and kidnapped.


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