The Prisoner of Zenda


1h 48m 1979

Brief Synopsis

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. Throw in two(!) lovely blondes, treachery, and a battle for life and honour, and enjoy life at its zaniest.

Film Details

Also Known As
Prisoner of Zenda, estrafalario prisionero de Zenda, El
MPAA Rating
Release Date
1979

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 48m
Sound
Mono (Westrex Recording System)
Color
Color (Technicolor)
Theatrical Aspect Ratio
1.85 : 1

Synopsis

When the monarch of the tiny nation of Ruritania plummets to his death from a hot air balloon, the rightful heir to the throne is kidnapped by Duke Michael, who is next in line for the throne. Fortunately, the good guys find Syd, a London cab driver who closely resembles the kidnapped heir. While impersonating the monarch-to-be, Syd falls in love with the prince's fiancee Princess Flavia.

Crew

Izzy Berne

Wardrobe Supervisor

Howard Block

Camera Operator

Byron Brandt

Editor

David Cadwallader

Key Grip

Joe Chevalier

Set Decorator

Dick Clement

Screenplay

Dick Clement

Special Effects

Freddie Cooper

Camera Operator

Erik Cord

Stunts

Dick Dawson

Makeup

Lesley Depettitt

Casting

Joe Dunne

Stunts

Dorothy Fix

Hair

Bob Forrest

Script Supervisor

Harry Frampton

Makeup

Richard Geary

Stunts

Mickey Gilbert

Stunts

Dennis Glouner

Photography

Arthur Hanson

Props

Lowell Harris

Sound

Orwin Harvey

Stunts

Jaysen Hayes

Stunts

Larry Holt

Stunts

Anthony Hope

Source Material (From Novel)

Robert L Hoyt

Sound

John Hudkins

Stunts

Arthur Ibbetson

Director Of Photography

Pete Kellett

Stunts

Ian La Frenais

Screenplay

Herwig Libowitzky

Art Director

John J. Lloyd

Production Designer

Henry Mancini

Music

Brian Marshall

Sound

David Menteer

Unit Production Manager

David Menteer

Assistant Director

Marc E Meyer

Set Decorator

Lawrence A Mirisch

Assistant Director

Walter Mirisch

Producer

John Moio

Stunts

Ted Morley

Assistant Director

Victor Paul

Stunts

Gil Perkins

Stunts

Paul Pollard

Special Effects

Louis S Race

Assistant Director

Joseph Riggio

Key Grip

George Robotham

Stunt Coordinator

Laci Ronay

Production Manager

Edward Rose

Play As Source Material

Bobbie Smith

Hair

Jimmy Smith

Wardrobe Supervisor

Bill Taylor

Photography

Bill Theobald

Assistant Editor

Victor Tourjansky

Assistant Director

Bobby Towns

Props

Jim Troutman

Sound Effects Editor

Albert Whitlock

Special Effects

William W Wilson

Assistant Director

David Wimbury

Assistant Director

Harry Wolf

Photography

Susan Yelland

Costumes

Joe Yrigoyen

Stunts

Film Details

Also Known As
Prisoner of Zenda, estrafalario prisionero de Zenda, El
MPAA Rating
Release Date
1979

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 48m
Sound
Mono (Westrex Recording System)
Color
Color (Technicolor)
Theatrical Aspect Ratio
1.85 : 1

Quotes

Trivia

Miscellaneous Notes

Released in United States May 1979

Released in United States Summer August 17, 1979

Released in United States May 1979

Released in United States Summer August 17, 1979

Based on the novel "The Prisoner of Zenda" written by Anthony Hope and published in 1894.