Crossed Swords (The Prince and the Pauper)

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Lavish version of Mark Twain's "The Prince and the Pauper," with Mark Lester in the dual roles. Oliver Reed, Raquel Welch, Ernest Borgnine, George C. Scott, Rex Harrison, David Hemmings, Charlton Heston.


Mark Lester
as Edward / Tom
Oliver Reed
as Miles Hendon
Raquel Welch
as Lady Edith
Ernest Borgnine
as John Canty
Rex Harrison
as Duke of Norfolk
David Hemmings
as Hugh Hendon
Harry Andrews
as Hertford
Murray Melvin
as The Prince's Dresser
Sybil Danning
as Mother Canty
Lalla Ward
as Princess Elizabeth
Felicity Dean
as Lady Jane
Charlton Heston
as Henry VIII
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Critic Reviews for Crossed Swords (The Prince and the Pauper)

All Critics (2)

  • The story becomes slow and heavy. The filmmaker at times seems like the victim of the same intrigues and ceremonies that he nevertheless takes to a happy ending. [Full Review in Spanish]

    Jul 25, 2019 | Full Review…
  • Charming, funny and great turns from a cast with no finger-wagging. But if you don't like psychosis-inducing imagery, steer clear.

    Mar 20, 2008 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Crossed Swords (The Prince and the Pauper)

  • Dec 22, 2009
    Star studded but lackluster version of the Prince and the Pauper. Reed, Scott and Harrison acquit themselves well and Raquel, who has a nothing part, looks beautiful.
    jay n Super Reviewer

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