List of adaptations of The Prince and the Pauper
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Direct or faithful adaptationsEdit
- The Prince and the Pauper (1909), a two-reel short that features some of the only known film footage of Mark Twain, shot by Thomas Edison at Twain's Connecticut home, starring Cecil Spooner as Edward VI and Tom Canty.
- The Prince and the Pauper (1915 film), directed by Hugh Ford and Edwin Stanton Porter; the first feature-length adaptation starring Marguerite Clark as Edward VI and Tom Canty.
- The Prince and the Pauper (1920 film) (German: Prinz und Bettelknabe), a 1920 Austrian film directed by Alexander Korda and starring Tibor Lubinszky as Edward VI and Tom Canty
- The Prince and the Pauper (1937 film), featuring Errol Flynn as Miles Hendon and Billy and Bobby Mauch as the title characters.
- The Prince and the Pauper (1977 film), starring Oliver Reed, Raquel Welch, Ernest Borgnine, George C. Scott, Rex Harrison, and Charlton Heston; released in the USA as Crossed Swords
- The Prince and the Pauper (2000), a television film directed by Giles Foster and starring Aidan Quinn as Miles Hendon, Alan Bates, Jonathan Hyde, and Jonathan and Robert Timmins as the title characters.
Loose translations, pastiches, and parodiesEdit
- Raju Peda (1954), a Telugu-version adaptation of the novel produced for Indian television
- Raja Aur Runk (1968), a Bollywood film directed by Kotayya Pratyagatma, the film "Indianizes" many of the episodes in the original story. This film is a big-screen remake of Raju Peda.
- Ringo (1978), TV special starring Ringo Starr, involving the former Beatles drummer trading places with his (fictional) talentless look-alike half-brother
- The Prince and the Pauper (1990 film), an animated featurette starring Mickey Mouse
- It Takes Two (1995), starring twins Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen, in which two girls (one wealthy and the other an orphan, who resemble each other) switch places in order to experience each other's lives
- Tere Mere Sapne (1996), a Bollywood film in which two boys born on exactly the same date switch places to experience the other's life, whilst learning valuable lessons along the way
- Barbie as the Princess and the Pauper (2004), an 85-minute CGI-animated musical, with Barbie playing the blond Princess Anneliese and the brunette pauper Erika
- Garfield: A Tail of Two Kitties (2006), Garfield's second live-action film
- The Prince and the Pauper: Double Trouble (2007), a direct-to-video CGI animated film produced by BKN International
- A Modern Twain Story: The Prince and the Pauper (2007), starring Dylan and Cole Sprouse
- Barbie: The Princess and the Popstar (2012), a CGI musical adaptation in which Barbie plays a princess blonde named Victoria (Tori) and a brunette popstar named Keira. Both crave the life of another, and one day they meet and magically change places.
- Monte Carlo (2011): Starring Selena Gomez.
- The Princess Switch (2018) . A Netflix adaptation starring Vanessa Hudgens.
Direct or faithful adaptationsEdit
- DuPont Show of the Month (1957), single-episode adaptation with Johnny Washbrook as Tom Canty and Rex Thompson as Prince Edward
- The Prince and the Pauper (1962), produced by Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color, a three-part adaptation filmed in Shepperton, England, featuring Guy Williams as Miles Hendon. Both Prince Edward and Tom Canty were played by Sean Scully, using an early version of the split-screen technique which the Disney studios use in the 1961 film The Parent Trap.
- The Prince and the Pauper (1975), BBC television adaptation by writer Richard Harris, consisting of six thirty-minute episodes, with Nicholas Lyndhurst in the starring role
- The Prince and the Pauper (1976), a six-part episode of the PBS series Once Upon a Classic
- The Prince and the Pauper (1996 TV series), a six-part BBC series starring James Purefoy, with Keith Michell reprising his role of Henry VIII, and screenplay by Julian Fellowes
Rough translations, pastiches, and parodiesEdit
- "The Prince and the Paupers" (1967), the 21st episode of The Monkees
- "P.J. and the President's Son" (1976), a modern American-based ABC Afterschool Special with Lance Kerwin playing the dual role
- "Duel and Duality" (1987), an episode of Blackadder the Third where the Prince Regent believes that the Duke of Wellington is after him. The prince swaps clothes with Blackadder (his butler) and says, "This reminds me of that story 'The Prince and the Porpoise'." Blackadder corrects him: "Pauper. The Prince and the Pauper."
- "The Pooch and the Pauper" (1996), an episode of Wishbone with Wishbone playing both Tom Canty and Edward VI
- "Double, Double, Boy in Trouble" (2008), an episode of The Simpsons
- Jake & Blake (2010), an Argentine television series which started out as a parody of The Prince and the Pauper, but turned to a more serious plotline as the show progressed
- "Make Play" (2011), an episode of Phineas and Ferb (season 2, episode 64), with Candace switching places with Princess Baldegunde of Duselstein and discovering that royal life is dull
- "The Princess and the Pickpocket" (2017), an episode of the anime series Princess Principal. The characters Ange and Princess Charlotte have their history revealed by Ange under the guise of a fairy tale. Ten years prior to the start of the series, Ange, who was actually the real Princess Charlotte, met Princess, who was actually a common pickpocket named Ange and looked identical to her. They befriended one another and eventually decided to trade places for a day. Soon after the switch, however, a revolution broke out and divided their country, separating the girls and leaving them trapped in each other's roles.
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