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The Resource Prisoner of Zenda, 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, (videorecording)

Prisoner of Zenda, 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, (videorecording)

Label
Prisoner of Zenda
Title
Prisoner of Zenda
Statement of responsibility
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
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • eng
  • eng
Summary
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
Member of
Awards note
1937 version was named to the National Film Registry in 1991 by the Library of Congress.
Cataloging source
WIQ
Characteristic
videorecording
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
Dewey number
791.43/75
Intended audience
Not rated
Language note
In English , with optional English subtitles (feature films only) ; closed-captioned (feature films only)
PerformerNote
  • 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
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
  • 1902-1965
  • 1889-1954
  • 1894-1980
  • 1888-1979
  • 1905-1996
  • 1911-1980
  • 1896-1991
  • 1891-1958
  • 1906-1987
  • 1863-1948
  • 1906-1987
  • 1910-1983
  • 1909-2000
  • 1913-1993
  • 1921-2007
  • 1895-1956
  • 1924-2001
  • 1879-1953
  • 1909-1999
  • 1909-1984
  • 1876-1939
  • 1863-1933
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Selznick, David O.
  • Balderston, John L.
  • Root, Wells
  • Stewart, Donald Ogden
  • Cromwell, John
  • Berman, Pandro S.
  • Langley, Noel
  • Thorpe, Richard
  • Colman, Ronald
  • Carroll, Madeleine
  • Smith, C. Aubrey
  • Massey, Raymond
  • Astor, Mary
  • Niven, David
  • Fairbanks, Douglas
  • Granger, Stewart
  • Kerr, Deborah
  • Calhern, Louis
  • Greer, Jane
  • Stone, Lewis
  • Douglas, Robert
  • Mason, James
  • Rose, Edward E.
  • Hope, Anthony
  • Turner Entertainment Co
  • Selznick International Pictures
  • Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer
  • Warner Home Video (Firm)
Runtime
201
Series statement
Literary classics double feature
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Lookalikes
  • Kings and rulers
  • Swordsmen
  • Man-woman relationships
  • Hope, Anthony
Target audience
general
Technique
live action
Label
Prisoner of Zenda, 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, (videorecording)
Instantiates
Publication
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
Color
mixed
Configuration of playback channels
monaural
Contents
  • 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
Control code
ocn804077081
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Edition
2 disc ed. ; Full screen version.
Extent
2 videodiscs (201 min.)
Isbn
9781419843143
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
012569795082
Other physical details
sd., b&w (1937), col. (1952)
Publisher number
79508
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
(OCoLC)804077081
System details
DVD, Region 1, full screen (1.33:1) presentation; Dolby digital mono., dual-layer
Video recording format
DVD
Label
Prisoner of Zenda, 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, (videorecording)
Publication
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
Color
mixed
Configuration of playback channels
monaural
Contents
  • 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
Control code
ocn804077081
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Edition
2 disc ed. ; Full screen version.
Extent
2 videodiscs (201 min.)
Isbn
9781419843143
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
012569795082
Other physical details
sd., b&w (1937), col. (1952)
Publisher number
79508
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
(OCoLC)804077081
System details
DVD, Region 1, full screen (1.33:1) presentation; Dolby digital mono., dual-layer
Video recording format
DVD

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