Wednesday, February 13, 2013

DVR Alert

The swashbucklers just keep coming in February as TCM airs The Prisoner of Zenda on Valentine's Day - this is the 1937 version starring Ronald Coleman as Rassendyll and Douglas Fairbanks Jr. as Hentzau. I prefer the 1952 version in pretty much every way, but it's still a fun telling of the Anthony Hope romance.

Check your local listings for times, of course.

3 comments:

  1. And usually your taste is so on target. ;)
    Coleman is the definitive Rassendyll.

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    1. I think Stewart Granger does a better job as Rassendyll, but Ronald Coleman makes a better Rudolf Elphberg, if that makes sense.

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  2. Yeah that makes sense. Ronald Coleman just has one of those voices that I'm happy to listen to regardless of what part he is playing.

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