The Prince and the Pauper will be shown at the Newport Public Library on Tuesday, October 11, at 6:30 p.m. Based on the 1937 novel by Mark Twain, it tells the story of two boys who are born on the same day: the pauper Tom and prince Edward, son of Henry VII of England. As a boy, Tom sneaks into the palace garden and meets the prince, to discover that they could pass as twins.
As a prank, they exchange clothes, but the guards discover them and throw out the prince. Nobody believes either of them when they try to tell the truth. Claude Rains stars as the Earl of Hertford, who plots to kill the prince after the king dies, and Errol Flynn as Miles Hendon, a soldier who comes to the aid of the prince. For more information, call the library at 541-265-2153 or go to its website, www.newportlibrary.org.