The following is a guest post by Jenny Paxson of the Packard Campus.
Thursday, May 24 (7:30 p.m.)
The Prince and the Pauper (Warner Bros., 1937)
In this rousing adaptation of Mark Twain’s novel set in Tudor England, the discontented Prince Edward (Bobby Mauch) trades places with penniless Tom Canty (Billy Mauch)–a dead ringer for the young royal. When the contemptable Earl of Hertford (Claude Rains) discovers the switch, he attempts to use it as a ploy to seize the throne. Top-billed Errol Flynn appears as soldier of fortune Miles Hendon, who befriends the boys and helps to save the day through a series of perilous adventures. Directed by Warner Brothers veteran William Keighley, the film features a lush score by Erich Wolfgang Korngold. 118 min.
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