Princess Caraboo

Princess Caraboo

Phoebe Cates
Director: Michael Austin Cast: Phoebe Cates
Phoebe Cates
, Jim Broadbent
Jim Broadbent
, Wendy Hughes
Wendy Hughes
Michael Austin

Blu-ray (Wide Screen)

$20.69 $22.99 Save 10% Current price is $20.69, Original price is $22.99. You Save 10%.
Members save with free shipping everyday! 
See details


Loosely based on an actual incident, this family-friendly British comedy is also a sly satire of class consciousness. Phoebe Cates stars as a woman who appears in the English countryside of 1817 wearing exotic garb and speaking gibberish. Delivered to a nearby manor, the mystery woman is sheltered by the Worralls (Wendy Hughes and Jim Broadbent), who are then persuaded by their suspicious Greek butler Frixos (Kevin Kline, Cates' real-life husband) to have the drifter tried for vagrancy and begging, capital crimes. At the hearing, however, the woman persuades the magistrate through pantomime that she is a princess of Javanese origin named Caraboo, escaped from pirate kidnappers. The Worralls welcome Caraboo back into their home, lavishing upon her the deference due a royal. A society sensation, Caraboo wins over a linguist (John Lithgow), the prince regent (John Session), and even Frixos. Only an Irish reporter, Gutch (Stephen Rea), remains skeptical about Caraboo's origins.

Product Details

Release Date: 06/09/2020
UPC: 0826663201857
Original Release: 1994
Rating: PG
Source: Shout Factory
Presentation: [Wide Screen]
Sound: [DTS 5.1-Channel Surround Sound, Dolby AC-3 Surround Sound]
Time: 1:37:00

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Phoebe Cates Princess Caraboo
Jim Broadbent Mr. Worrall
Wendy Hughes Mrs. Worrall
Kevin Kline Frixos
John Lithgow Professor Wilkinson
Stephen Rea Gutch
Peter Eyre Lord Apthorpe
Jacqueline Pearce Lady Apthorpe
John Wells Reverend Hunt
John Lynch Amon McCarthy
John Sessions Prince Regent
Arkie Whiteley Betty
Roger Lloyd Pack Magistrate Haythorne
Annabel Brooks Lady Neville
Anna Chancellor Mrs Peake
Rachel Fielding Mrs Benson
David Glover Musician
Jerry Hall Lady Motley
Peter Howell Clerk of the Court
Barbara Keogh Mrs Wilberforce
Steven Mackintosh Harold
Murray Melvin Lord Motley
Andrew Seear Mr Peake
David Sibley Harrison
Stromboli Actor
Jacqueline Tong Mrs Hunt
Edward Tudor-Pole Lord Neville
Dougray Scott Dragoon Captain

Technical Credits
Michael Austin Director,Screenwriter
Marc Abraham Executive Producer
George Akers Editor
Jonathan Benson Asst. Director
Armyan Bernstein Executive Producer
Simon Bosanquet Producer
Lucy Boulting Casting
Eddie Collins Cinematographer
Freddie Francis Cinematographer
Peter Glossop Musical Direction/Supervision
Richard Hartley Score Composer
Michael Howells Production Designer
Andrew S. Karsch Producer
Peter King Makeup
Kelvin Pike Cinematographer
Tom Rand Costumes/Costume Designer
Sam Riley Art Director
Tom Rosenberg Executive Producer
Sasha Schwertd Set Decoration/Design
John Wells Screenwriter
Ian Wingrove Special Effects

Customer Reviews