Crossed Swords


1h 53m 1978

Brief Synopsis

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.

Film Details

Also Known As
Prince and the Pauper, The
MPAA Rating
Release Date
1978
Distribution Company
20th Century Fox; 20th Century Fox Distribution; Warner Bros. Pictures Distribution

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 53m
Sound
70 mm 6-Track
Color
Color (Technicolor)
Theatrical Aspect Ratio
2.35 : 1

Synopsis

Tom is a poor young English man who looks very much like Prince Edward, son of the reigning King Henry VIII and the heir to the throne. When Tom and the prince meet, they note the resemblance and decide to change places for fun, just for a little while. But they are separated before they can reveal the prank, and Tom, now living in the castle, learns just how corrupt a place it is. .

Film Details

Also Known As
Prince and the Pauper, The
MPAA Rating
Release Date
1978
Distribution Company
20th Century Fox; 20th Century Fox Distribution; Warner Bros. Pictures Distribution

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 53m
Sound
70 mm 6-Track
Color
Color (Technicolor)
Theatrical Aspect Ratio
2.35 : 1

Quotes

Trivia

The last non-special-event movie to play Radio City Music Hall in NYC.

Miscellaneous Notes

Released in United States March 1978

Released in United States Winter January 1, 1978

Remake of "The Prince and the Pauper" (1937) directed by William Keighley.

Completed production February 1978.

Released in United States Winter January 1, 1978

Released in United States March 1978 (Los Angeles)