The Prisoner of Zenda (The Ruritania Trilogy #2) by Anthony HopeAnthony Hopes swashbuckling romance transports his English gentleman hero, Rudolf Rassendyll, from a comfortable life in London to fast-moving adventures in Ruritania, a mythical land steeped in political intrigue. Rassendyll bears a striking resemblance to Rudolf Elphberg who is about to be crowned King of Ruritania. When the rival to the throne, Black Michael of Strelsau, attempts to seize power by imprisoning Elphberg in the Castle of Zenda, Rassendyll is obliged to impersonate the King to uphold the rightful sovereignty and ensure political stability. Rassendyll endures a trial of strength in his encounters with the notorious Rupert of Hentzau, and a test of a different sort as he grows to love the Princess Flavia. Five times filmed, The Prisoner of Zenda has been deservedly popular as a classic of romance and adventure since its publication in 1894.
The Prisoner of Zenda
Mar 02, , View : , Year: Sep 26, An Englishman vacationing in a Ruritarian kingdom is recruited to impersonate his cousin, the soon-to-be-crowned king when the monarch is drugged and kidnapped. Rose dramatization , Donald Ogden Stewart additional dialogue , Actors Stewart Granger , Deborah Kerr , Louis Calhern , Jane Greer , Plot English trout fisher Rudolf Rassendyll is about the only tourist not coming for the coronation of Central-European King Rudolf V at Strelsau, but happens to be a distant relative and is approached on account of their canning resemblance to stand in for the drunken king, in order to prevent his envious half-brother Michael, who arranged spiking his wine to seize the throne when the reputedly less then dutiful Rudolf stays away. The ceremony goes well, and he gets acquainted with the charming royal bride, related princess Flavia, but afterward the king is found to be abducted; he must continue the charade and once the hiding place, the castle of Zenda, is found is involved in the fight between political parties for control over Rudolf V, his throne and his bride, for which a formidable third candidate, Michael.
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The ultimate escapist adventure story, The Prisoner of Zenda transports the listener into a bygone era, awash with swashbuckling heroism, cunning plots and courtly love. When the King of Ruritania is kidnapped, the onus falls on a British tourist, who bears an uncanny resemblance to the King, to stand in for him and to avert disaster by coming to his rescue., Enter your log in email address and we'll send you a link to reset your password.
King Rudolf V of Ruritania Stewart Granger is suddenly abducted just days before his coronation is to take place. The king's evil brother, Prince Rupert James Mason , is behind the kidnapping plot, and plans to seize the throne for himself. As the king's supporters try to find him, they stumble upon Rudolf Rassendyl also Granger , an identical distant cousin who can pose as Looking to feast your eyes on ' The Prisoner of Zenda ' in the comfort of your own home? Searching for a streaming service to buy, rent, download, or view the Richard Thorpe-directed movie via subscription can be confusing, so we here at Moviefone want to help you out. Read on for a listing of streaming and cable services - including rental, purchase, and subscription alternatives - along with the availability of 'The Prisoner of Zenda' on each platform.