Television: Review

The Prince and the Pauper: For its one-night stand on the DuPont show, CBS's 90-minute version of Mark Twain's soufflé of make-believe, abounded in virtues that spell "longrun" to Hollywood—a sumptuous production, an exciting, neatly organized story, topflight performances soundly directed. Producer David Susskind, searched seven weeks in the U.S. and abroad to find a pauper (Johnny Washbrook) to match Rex (The King and I) Thompson's prince, coddled his show through three weeks of rehearsal. Amid a staggering 19 sets, Director Daniel Petrie moved his cameras and 100 players with the fluidity...

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