Context of Prisoner of Zenda, 1937 version: Turner Entertainment Co. ; [presented by] Selznick International ; produced by David O. Selznick ; screenplay by John L. Balderston ; adaptation by Wells Root ; additional dialogue by Donald Ogden Stewart ; directed by John Cromwell. 1952 version: Turner Entertainment Co. ; M-G-M presents a Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer picture ; produced by Pandro S. Berman ; screenplay by John L. Balderston and Noel Langley ; adaptation by Wells Root ; directed by Richard Thorpe