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Prisoner of Zenda [videorecording] / 1937 version: Turner Entertainment Co. ; [presented by] Selznick International ; produced by David O. Selznick ; screenplay by John L. Balderston ; adaptation by Wells Root ; additional dialogue by Donald Ogden Stewart ; directed by John Cromwell. 1952 version: Turner Entertainment Co. ; M-G-M presents a Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer picture ; produced by Pandro S. Berman ; screenplay by John L. Balderston and Noel Langley ; adaptation by Wells Root ; directed by Richard Thorpe.

Available copies

  • 2 of 2 copies available at Berklee College of Music.

Current holds

0 current holds with 2 total copies.

Location Call Number / Copy Notes Part Barcode Shelving Location Holdable? Status Due Date
Stan Getz Library DVD 6121-6122 Disc 1 37684001085829 Annex Copy hold / Volume hold Available -
Stan Getz Library DVD 6121-6122 Disc 2 37684001085830 Annex Copy hold Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 1419843141
  • ISBN: 9781419843143
  • Physical Description: 2 videodiscs (201 min.) : sd., b&w (1937), col. (1952) ; 4 3/4 in.
  • Edition: [Two disc edition]
  • Publisher: Burbank, CA : Distributed by Warner Home Video, [2007]

Content descriptions

General Note:
Based on the novel [and Edward Rose's dramatization] by Anthony Hope.
Originally released as motion pictures in 1937 and 1952.
Container insert and disc menus incorrectly indicate that programs are on two sides of single disc.
Formatted Contents Note:
Disc 1: Prisoner of Zenda (1937 ; 101 min.) -- Disc 2: Prisoner of Zenda (1952 ; 100 min.).
Special features: Disc 1: Penny Wisdom [film short] (Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer presents a Pete Smith Specialty ; with Prudence Penny ; directed by David Miller ; ca. 10 min. ; 1937) -- The Wayward Pups [cartoon] (Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer presents a Hugh Harman - Rudolf Ising cartoon ; ca. 8 min. ; 1937) -- Audio-only bonus radio adaptation with Ronald Colman (February 20, 1949, Screen Director's Guild broadcast ; ca. 27 min.) ; Disc 2: Land of the Taj Mahal [film short] (Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer presents James A. FitzPatrick's TravelTalks ; produced and narrated by James A. FitzPatrick ; ca. 8 min. ; 1952) -- Johann Mouse [Oscar-winning cartoon ] (Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer ; directed by William Hanna and Joseph Barbera ; narration, Hans Conreid ; ca. 8 min. ; 1952) -- original theatrical trailer for 1952 film.
Creation/Production Credits Note:
1937 version: Photographer, James Wong Howe ; musical score, Alfred Newman.
1952 version: Director of photography, Joseph Ruttenberg ; editor, George Boemler ; musical score, Alfred Newman, adapted by Conrad Salinger.
Participant or Performer Note:
1937 version: Ronald Colman, Madeleine Carroll, C. Aubrey Smith, Raymond Massey, Mary Astor, David Niven, Douglas Fairbanks, Jr.
1952 version: Stewart Granger, Deborah Kerr, Louis Calhern, Jane Greer, Lewis Stone, Robert Douglas, James Mason.
Summary, etc.:
He has the appearance and manner of the king, yet he's really a lookalike ... and on his shoulders rests all hope of foiling a blackguard's plot to usurp the throne. Adventure, pageantry and royal intrigue are forged at sword point.
System Details Note:
DVD, Region 1, full screen (1.33:1) presentation; Dolby digital mono., dual-layer.
Language Note:
In English , with optional English subtitles (feature films only) ; closed-captioned (feature films only).
Awards Note:
1937 version was named to the National Film Registry in 1991 by the Library of Congress.
Subject: Lookalikes > Drama.
Kings and rulers > Drama.
Swordsmen > Drama.
Man-woman relationships > Drama.
Hope, Anthony, 1863-1933 > Film adaptations.
Genre: Feature films.
Action and adventure films.
Film adaptations.
Swashbuckler films.
Video recordings for the hearing impaired.

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