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Crossed Swords ()

The Prince and the Pauper (original title)
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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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Miles Hendon
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Lady Edith
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Edward / Tom
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John Canty
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Ruffler
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The Duke of Norfolk
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Hugh Hendon
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Hertford
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St.John
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Prince's Dresser
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Princess Elizabeth
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Lady Jane
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Mother Canty
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Jester
Preston Lockwood ...
Father Andrew
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Fat Man
Tommy Wright ...
Constable
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Nipper
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Archbishop Cranmer
Dan Meaden ...
1st Guard
Tyrone Cassidy ...
2nd Guard
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Burly Ruffian
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Peasant
Ruth Madoc ...
Moll
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Hodge
Roy Evans ...
Night Owl
William Lawford ...
Mandrake
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Linklight
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Dr. Buttes
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Mean Man
Andrew Lodge ...
Captain of the Guard
Igor De Savitch ...
Master of Music
Dervis Ward ...
Forester
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Edith's Servant
Jacques Le Carpentier ...
The Mute
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Henry VIII
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Ödön Berényi ...
Old Priest in Blue Coat with Crown Jewels (uncredited)
Mason Cardiff ...
Pick pocket (uncredited)
Les Conrad ...
Guard (uncredited)
Paul Hand ...
Page Boy to the Duke of Norfolk (uncredited)
Charles Price ...
Gentleman (uncredited)
Bunny Seaman ...
Courtier (uncredited)
Esme Smythe ...
Courtier (uncredited)

Directed by

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Richard Fleischer

Written by

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Berta Domínguez D. ... (original screenplay)
Pierre Spengler ... (screenplay)
 
Mark Twain ... (novel)
 
George MacDonald Fraser ... (final screenplay)

Produced by

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Ilya Salkind ... executive producer
Pierre Spengler ... producer

Music by

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Maurice Jarre

Cinematography by

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Jack Cardiff ... director of photography

Film Editing by

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Ernest Walter

Casting By

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Maude Spector

Production Design by

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Anthony Pratt

Art Direction by

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Maurice Fowler
John Hoesli
Jack Stephens

Costume Design by

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Judy Moorcroft

Makeup Department

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Stephanie Kaye ... hair: Miss Welch
Charlene Roberson ... make-up: Miss Welch
José Antonio Sánchez ... make-up (as Jose Antonio Sanchez) / wigs by (as Jose Antonio Sanchez)
Ziggy Geike ... makeup artist (uncredited)

Production Management

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Ottó Elek ... production supervisor (as Otto Élek)
Basil Keys ... production supervisor
Helena Toth ... unit manager (as Helena Tóth)
Sándor Tóth ... production manager (as Sandor Tóth)
Nigel Wooll ... production manager

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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Olivier Assayas ... third assistant director
Michael Green ... second assistant director
Vilmos Kolba ... first assistant director
Laurent Perrin ... third assistant director
Zsuzsa Szemes ... second assistant director (as Zsuzsanna Szemes)
Nigel Wooll ... assistant director

Art Department

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Eddie Fowlie ... property master
Tibor Nell ... construction manager
Syd Nightingale ... construction manager (as Sid Nightingale)
José María Alarcón ... assistant production designer (uncredited)
János Czakó ... stand-by props (uncredited)

Sound Department

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Roy Charman ... sound mixer
Bob Jones ... dubbing mixer
Colin Miller ... sound editor
Mike Tucker ... boom operator (uncredited)

Special Effects by

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Eddie Fowlie ... special effects
Nick Allder ... special effects (uncredited)
Péter Pásztorfi ... special effects technician (uncredited)

Visual Effects by

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Wally Veevers ... optical effects
Doug Ferris ... matte artist (uncredited)
John Grant ... matte camera (uncredited)

Stunts

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B.H. Barry ... fight arranger (as B. H. Barry)
László Imre ... stunt double (uncredited)
Miklós Pardányi ... stunt performer (uncredited)

Camera and Electrical Department

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Zoltán Dancsók ... gaffer (as Zoltán Dancsóis)
Frank Elliott ... focus puller
Frank Heeney ... gaffer
Miklós Herczeg ... grip
Alec Mills ... camera operator
Imre Sisa ... grip
Miki Thomas ... clapper/loader
Peter Clarson ... lighting technician: UK (uncredited)
Michael Walter ... key grip (uncredited)

Costume and Wardrobe Department

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Betty Adamson ... wardrobe supervisor
Andrés Fernández ... wardrobe master (as Andres Fernandez)
Ulla-Britt Söderlund ... costumes designed by: Miss Welch's (as Ulla Britt Søderlund)

Location Management

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Chris Kenny ... location manager (uncredited)

Music Department

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Maurice Jarre ... conductor (uncredited)

Other crew

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Barbara Back ... production assistant
Pamela Carlton ... continuity
Sally Gilpin ... choreographer
Al Hix ... publicist
Charles Knighton ... technical advisor
Rex Mitchell ... production accountant
Maria Monreal ... assistant to producers
Alexander Salkind ... presenter
Jutta Szapáry ... production secretary
Crew believed to be complete

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Storyline

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Plot Summary

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

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Taglines Another rollicking adventure from the creators of The Three Musketeers. See more »
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Also Known As
  • Crossed Swords (United States)
  • Le prince et le pauvre (France)
  • El príncipe y el mendigo (Spain)
  • Le prince et le pauvre (Belgium, French title)
  • Der Prinz und der Bettler (West Germany)
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Runtime
  • 113 min
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Budget $8,000,000 (estimated)

Did You Know?

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Trivia Although playing a nine-year-old, Mark Lester was actually eighteen at the time of filming. See more »
Goofs After Miles Hendon fights with John Canty & his neighbours, Hendon lies apparently dead on the ground. One of Canty's neighbours warns Canty: "...The police'll beat on ye, even if no one else does..." The term "police" did not exist in England until the eighteenth century. See more »
Movie Connections Featured in The Making of 'The Prince and the Pauper' (1978). See more »
Quotes Tom Canty: If you think the food may be poisoned, why not feed it to a dog, or a plumber?
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