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    • Douglas: (On The Prisoner of Zenda) In The Prisoner of Zenda (1937), I wasn't sure whether I should play the villain, Rupert of Hentzau, because I had been working for a long time and finally had contracts where I was a 'so-called' star and had my name above the title. I wondered if I should play the part because it was in support of Ronald Colman. I liked Colman; he was a friend of mine, and I admired him greatly. But I didn't know why professionally I should do something which was second-place. I mentioned it to my father, and he said, 'Don't be a damn fool. The part of Rupert of Hentzau is the best part ever written. It's so good that a dog could play the part and walk away with the story!'.