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Crossed Swords (1977)
"The Prince and the Pauper" (original title)

PG  |   |  Adventure, Comedy, Drama  |  17 March 1978 (USA)
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A poor boy and the Prince of Wales exchange identities, but events force the pair to experience each other's lives as well.

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Tom Canty is a poor English boy who bears a remarkable resemblance to Edward, Prince of Wales and son of King Henry VIII. The two boys meet and decide to play a joke on the court by dressing in each other's clothes, but the plan goes awry when they are separated and each must live the other's life. Written by Eric Sorensen <Eric_Sorensen@fc.mcps.k12.md.us>

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Rex Harrison deliberately avoided his The Agony and the Ecstasy (1965) co-star Charlton Heston during filming. See more »

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Tom Canty: If you think the food may be poisoned, why not feed it to a dog, or a plumber?
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I really rather like it...
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My parents recorded this when my brother and I were learning English Tudor history in school, and has never lost its spark, although perhaps I still see it through my child eyes! The sets and costumes are fantastic, the all-star cast are all well cast, there's plenty of action and adventure and Oliver Reed is particularly a gem. "Your fingernails are filthy!" Although Mark Lester is fairly wooden and old for this role, I still think he was well cast. Great film for all the family, lots of action and fighting sequences, although more from Heston, Harrison and Welch would have been better, and also less of the American accents!!


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