Hollywood movies don't get much classier. The great Anthony Hope adventure is adapted for the screen with loving loyalty to the story, and Cromwell's helmsmanship is decisive and full of affection for the tale.
Colman plays the doppelganger roles of Rudolph Rassendyl and Prince Rudolf of the mythical European kingdom of Ruritania. Rassendyl is spotted by Col. Zapt (Smith) and Capt. von Tarlenheim (Niven), aides to the Prince, and he ends up dining with his royal double who is, as it turns out, a distant
cousin. The next morning, however, the Prince lies in a coma, having been drugged by a servant in the employ of the Prince's brother "Black" Michael (Massey) and...