We have traveled from France to England in our movie series. Today’s movie is set in 1547, England. The film starts at 10:30 am in the Helen DeVitt Jones Auditorium at the Museum of Texas Tech University on the corner of 4th St. and Indiana Ave.
The Prince and the Pauper tells the tale of two boys who trade clothing one afternoon and, as a result, they trade lives as well. After many adventures, matters are set right again, with one of the boys resuming his rightful, royal position and the other boy accepting a position that recognizes his innate intelligence and good heartedness.
One of these boys is the long-awaited male heir to the throne of England, Edward Tudor, son of Henry VIII. The other boy is Tom Canty, the unloved son of a beggar and thief. Coincidentally, Tom Canty and Edward Tudor were born in London on the same day.
This is the first of two movies starring Errol Flynn. Tomorrow movie is The Adventures of Robin Hood.