Princess Caraboo (film)


Princess Caraboo (film)

Infobox_Film
name = Princess Caraboo


caption = Theatrical release poster
amg_id = 1:133411
imdb_id = 0110892
director = Michael Austin
writer = Michael Austin
John Wells
starring = Phoebe Cates
Jim Broadbent
Wendy Hughes
Kevin Kline
John Lithgow
producer = Simon Bosanquet
Andrew S. Karsch
music = Richard Hartley
cinematography = Freddie Francis
editing = George Akers
distributor = Columbia Pictures
country = United Kingdom
United States
language = English
released = September 16, 1994
runtime = 97 min.

"Princess Caraboo" is a 1994 film, directed by Michael Austin, based on the real-life 19th-century character Princess Caraboo, who passed herself off in British society as an exotic princess who spoke a strange foreign language. She is played in the film by Phoebe Cates. The film was written by Michael Austin and John Wells. The original music score was composed by Richard Hartley.

Plot summary

In 1817, a young woman appears in the English countryside, wearing exotic garb and speaking gibberish. She also bears unusual tattoos, that resembled Polynesian tattoos, on her legs. Delivered to a nearby manor, the mystery woman is sheltered by the Worralls, who are then persuaded by their suspicious butler Frixos to have the drifter tried for vagrancy and begging, capital crimes. At the hearing, however, the woman persuades the magistrates through pantomime that she is a princess of Polynesian origin named Caraboo, escaped from pirate kidnappers. The Worrals welcome Caraboo back into their home, lavishing upon her the deference due a royal member. A society sensation, Caraboo wins over a linguist, the prince regent, and even Frixos. Only an Irish reporter, Gutch, remains skeptical about Caraboo's origins.

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