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.


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

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

  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.