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The Prince and the Pauper

  • Film
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Time Out says

Produced under the same flag of convenience as the Salkinds had employed for their earlier pair of Dick Lester Three Musketeers films, this hid its status as a redundant remake (of a Warners/Errol Flynn romp of 1937, which cast genuine twins in the double-lead role) under the title Crossed Swords in America. Fleischer's anonymous direction and Mark Lester's lack of range (as the urchin/prince lookalikes) throw the weight of Mark Twain's cross-cut yarn of confused identities onto a series of lumbering star cameos (Heston as Henry VIII, Scott as a Cockney villain, etc). Princely sets, but a debilitating poverty of wit and imagination.
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Release Details

  • Duration:121 mins

Cast and crew

  • Director:Richard Fleischer
  • Screenwriter:George MacDonald Fraser
  • Cast:
    • Oliver Reed
    • Raquel Welch
    • Mark Lester
    • Ernest Borgnine
    • George C Scott
    • Rex Harrison
    • David Hemmings
    • Charlton Heston
    • Harry Andrews
    • Murray Melvin
    • Sybil Danning
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