The Prince and the Pauper

Synopsis: Long ago in a land with an ailing king, there was a pair of boys who looked exactly alike, a pauper called Mickey and the other, the Crown Prince. Mickey dreamed of plenty and an easy life as Royalty and the Prince dreamed of the freedom as a subject. Happenstance throws them together and their mutual resemblence inspires the pair to switch identities to see how the other lives. To their surprise, Mickey learns of the duties and responsibilties of royalty while the Prince learns to his horror that the Royal Captain of the Guard has taken advantage of the existing power vacuum to inflict brutal tyranny on the subjects. Now the Prince must react to this evil, unaware that the Captain knows about the identity swap and is using it to his own advantage while dominating Mickey who play the Heir to the Throne.
Director(s): George Scribner
Production: Walt Disney Pictures
25 min

Do you know what|it's like to be the prince?

O' Boy, it must be fun.

Never a moment to myself.|Breakfast at seven.

Lessons till lunch...

fencing till tea time...

and every night, banquet|after feast after banquet.


And then nine o'clock, bedtime.


How I envy your freedom.

Games all day long...

no studying|dreary old books...

staying up late as you like,|eating junk food.

If I could take your place|for just one day...

Yes. What a grand idea.

Don't you see?|lt'll be perfect.

I'll take your place|with your friends in the streets of London...

and you shall be the prince.

The prince?|I can't be the prince.

How do I act?|What do I say?

You needn't worry, lad.

To govern, you need to say|only one of two things...

"That's a splendid idea.|I'm glad I thought of it!"

and "Guards, seize him!"

But your father, the king...

I'll be back|in the wink of an eye.

And if there's any trouble,|all may know me by this.

Wow! I'm not sure|this is a good idea.

You'll do fine, Mickey.

Why, you're looking|more royal already.

Good-bye, Mickey.

You won't forget|to come back now, will ya?

Well... good-bye.

Hello, Captain.

Ah, my little peasant.

Embarrass me in front|of the prince, will ya?


Captain, I fooled you.|I am the prince.

Forgive me, my royal liege.

How thoughtful of you,|Captain.

I live to serve.

Sayonara, sucker!

I did it! I did it!

I'm free! I am good!

I fooled him.

Well, For now, nothing's|going to spoil my fun.

Hey, Mickey!|There you are!

Ah, my first encounter|with the peasantry.

Where'd you go, Mickey?


Come here, you little nut.

Noogie, noogie, noogie!

Give me that|secret handshake, Mick.

Put your hand up here.|Swing it now.

Oh, yes. That is me...

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Gerrit Graham

Gerrit Graham (born November 27, 1949) is an American stage, television, and film actor as well as a scriptwriter and songwriter. He is best known for his appearances in multiple films by Brian De Palma as well as appearances in two different Star Trek series. more…

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