Crossed Swords (The Prince and the Pauper) (1977) - Rotten Tomatoes

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





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Movie Info

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 (4) | Top Critics (1)

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

March 20, 2008 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…
Top Critic

It may not be entirely true to historical fact, but it is entertaining as a group of talented actors try stealing the scene from one another.

August 5, 2021 | Full Review…

A great yarn that has passed the test of time, a good cast, photography by Jack Cardiff and music by Maurice Jarre never hurt any movie and Crossed Swords is good holiday family entertainment.

November 1, 2019 | Full Review…

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]

July 25, 2019 | Full Review…

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.

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