Cinema: The New Pictures, Nov. 3, 1952

The Prisoner of Zenda (MGM) is the first time in Technicolor, but the fourth time on film, for Anthony Hope's durable 1894 Ruritanian romance. The Ruritania in this edition is as magnificent a mythical kingdom as M-G-M money can buy—outsize castles, royal hunting lodges and gargantuan coronation balls.

Stewart Granger plays the dual role of King Rudolf V of Ruritania and his British cousin, Rudolf Rassendyll, who are as alike as identical twins. When the king is kidnaped by his conniving brother Michael (Robert Douglas), who has designs on the throne, Rassendyll obligingly...

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