The Prince and the Pauper (1915 film)

The Prince and the Pauper is a lost[1] 1915 silent film adventure starring Marguerite Clark based on the 1881 novel by Mark Twain. The film was produced by the Famous Players Film Company and was directed by Edwin S. Porter and Hugh Ford.[2][3]

The Prince and the Pauper
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Directed byEdwin S. Porter
Hugh Ford
Produced byFamous Players Film Company
Daniel Frohman
Written byHugh Ford
Based onThe Prince and the Pauper
by Mark Twain
StarringMarguerite Clark
Distributed byFamous Players-Lasky
Paramount Pictures
Release date
  • November 29, 1915 (1915-11-29)
Running time
50 minutes
CountryUnited States
LanguageSilent film (English titles)


In this Mark Twain story of mistaken identity, Marguerite Clark plays two different young men, the well to do Prince of Wales and a poor boy of the streets.


  • Marguerite Clark - Prince Edward/Tom Canty
  • Robert Broderick - The King
  • William Barrows - Earl of Hertford
  • William Sorelle - Miles Hendon
  • William Frederic - Tom Canty's Father
  • Alfred Fisher - Father Andrew
  • Nathaniel Sack -
  • Edwin Mordant -

See also

  • The House That Shadows Built (1931 promotional film by Paramount); a possibility that the unnamed Marguerite Clark clip is from The Prince and the Pauper.


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