The Prince and the Pauper

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Running Time: 90 mins.(video)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Family, Period

Two identical-looking boys, street urchin Tom Canty and Prince Edward Tudor of Wales, exchange clothes and identities. Edward learns about the problems of common people and Tom plays the role of a prince and then a king. Both boys realize through their experiences that you can't judge a person's worth by outer appearances.

A boy pauper with an abusive alcoholic father, Tom dreams of a life steeped in riches and adventure. Prince Edward, son of the often-merciless King Henry VIII, dreams of playing with children his age and to "clothe myself in rags and revel in mud, with no one to forbid it." One day, while running from his father, John Canty, Tom tumbles unnoticed through the guarded gate... Full Summary >>