Originally posted by DAVID RAYNER
@May 18 2005, 03:15 PM
I have a set of eight original Front-of-House colour stills from Walt Disneyâ€™s British made live action version of The Prince and The Pauper, filmed here in early 1961 and released in April, 1962 and starring Guy Williams and child star Sean Scully.
One of the stills shows a scene that isn't in any print of the film Iâ€™ve ever seenâ€¦whether at the cinema or on television. It shows Williams having a sword fight in a large room in a mansion with Scully standing in the background, leaning against a large tapestry that covers one wall of the room. Does anyone know what this scene was all about and why it was cut out of the film?
Also, I found another still from the film today on eBay, showing Sean Scully in a town square, looking up at a big statue. This scene isnâ€™t in the release print, either. This tends to make me think that originally, this version of The Prince and The Pauper had a much longer running time than the 93 minutes version it was originally released in.