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The Prisoner of Zenda (1979)

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108 min | Adventure, Comedy

Anthony Hope's classic tale gets a decidedly 'un-classic' treatment at the hands of Peter Sellers. Following the story somewhat, friends of the new King Rudolph of Ruritania fear for his life, and switch him with a look-a-like London cabby...See moreAnthony Hope's classic tale gets a decidedly 'un-classic' treatment at the hands of Peter Sellers. Following the story somewhat, friends of the new King Rudolph of Ruritania fear for his life, and switch him with a look-a-like London cabby. Throw in two(!) lovely blondes, treachery, and a battle for life and honour, and enjoy life at its zaniest. Written by Derek Picken See less
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Dick Clement (screenplay) | Ian La Frenais (screenplay) | Anthony Hope (novel "The Prisoner of Zenda") | Edward E. Rose (dramatisation) (as Edward Rose)
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Release date
Aug 17, 1979 (United States)

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32 cast members
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Peter Sellers
Rudolf IV / Rudolf V / Syd Frewin Rudolf IV / Rudolf V / Syd Frewin   See fewer
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Lynne Frederick
Princess Flavia Princess Flavia   See fewer
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Lionel Jeffries
General Sapt General Sapt   See fewer
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Elke Sommer
The Countess The Countess   See fewer
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Gregory Sierra
The Count The Count   See fewer
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Jeremy Kemp
Duke Michael Duke Michael   See fewer
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Catherine Schell
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Stuart Wilson
Rupert of Hentzau Rupert of Hentzau   See fewer
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John Laurie
Archbishop Archbishop   See fewer
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Arthur Howard
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Michael Segal
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Erik Cord
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Joe Dunne
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Frank Gatliff
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Dick Geary
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Mickey Gilbert
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Robert Gillespie
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Mike Grady
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Larry Holt
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John Hudkins
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John Moio
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Victor Paul
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Drina Pavlovic
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Gil Perkins
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George Robotham
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5.2 / 10 | 992 votes