Crossed Swords (The Prince and the Pauper) (1977)





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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.
Action & Adventure , Drama
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20th Century Fox Film Corporation


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
Julian Orchard
as St. John
Murray Melvin
as The Prince's Dresser
Graham Stark
as Jester
Sybil Danning
as Mother Canty
Lalla Ward
as Princess Elizabeth
Felicity Dean
as Lady Jane
Charlton Heston
as Henry VIII
Preston Lockwood
as Father Andrew
Arthur Hewlett
as Fat Man
Harry Fowler
as Nipper
Dan Meaden
as 1st Guard
Don Henderson
as Burly Ruffian
Sydney Bromley
as Peasant
Ruth Madoc
as Moll
Roy Evans
as Night Owl
William Lawford
as Mandrake
Peter O'Farrell
as Linklight
Anthony Sharp
as Dr. Buttes
Peter Cellier
as Mean Man
Andrew Lodge
as Capt. of the Guard
Dervis Ward
as Forester
Michael Ripper
as Edith's Servant
Tommy Wright
as Constable
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Critic Reviews for Crossed Swords (The Prince and the Pauper)

All Critics (1)

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Full Review… | February 22, 2012
Top Critic

Charming, funny and great turns from a cast with no finger-wagging. But if you don't like psychosis-inducing imagery, steer clear.

Full Review… | March 19, 2008
Empire Magazine

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


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 nixon
jay nixon

Super Reviewer

almost painful how completely off this movie is from actual history...but if you ignore the fact that they use the names of real people the story can be enjoyed.

Emily Keefe
Emily Keefe

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