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An Englishman vacationing in a Ruritarian kingdom is recruited to impersonate his cousin, the soon-to-be-crowned king after the monarch is drugged and kidnapped.
The film takes place in June 1897.
Rupert of Hentzau:
Somebody once called fidelity the fading woman's greatest weapon, the charming woman's greatest hypocrisy, and you're very charming.
The chamberlain, announcing the ball from the staircase as it is about to begin, is seen to change position in alternate shots, from the center of the stairs, to the side, back to the center, etc.
Opening credits prologue: Toward the close of the last century, when History still wore a Rose, and Politics had not yet outgrown the Waltz, a Great Royal Scandal was whispered in the Anterooms of Europe. However true it was, any resemblance in THE PRISONER OF ZENDA to Heroes, Villains, or Heroines, living or dead, is a coincidence not intended ...
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