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Crossed Swords
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Richard Fleischer

Released in the USA on March 02 of 1978, "Crossed Swords" (also known as "Principe e il povero, Il", "Prince and the Pauper, The", "Prinz und der Bettler, Der") is an Adventure/Family film directed by Richard Fleischer . Oliver Reed is starring, alongside Raquel Welch, Mark Lester, Ernest Borgnine, George C. Scott and Rex Harrison.

Who is the director of "Crossed Swords":

Crossed Swords was directed by Richard Fleischer, an American director, producer, actor, and writer.

Before making Crossed Swords, Richard Fleischer had directed The Incredible Sarah, released in 1976, Mandingo (1975), Mr. Majestyk (1974), The Spikes Gang (1974), The Don Is Dead (1973), and Soylent Green (1973). Since, he directed Ashanti, released in 1979, The Jazz Singer (1980), Tough Enough (1983), Amityville 3-D (1983), Conan the Destroyer (1984), and Red Sonja (1985).

What was the release date of "Crossed Swords":

Crossed Swords was first released on Thursday, March 02, 1978, in the United States. Also released on this day was Fingers (dir. James Toback). This was forty-one (41) years ago.

It has been released on Friday, June 03, 1977 in the United Kingdom.

What is the cast of "Crossed Swords":

At the casting of Crossed Swords we find Oliver Reed, previously seen in Burnt Offerings (1976) and The Great Scout & Cathouse Thursday (1976); Raquel Welch (Mother, Jugs & Speed (1976), The Four Musketeers (1974)); Mark Lester (Scalawag (1973), Black Beauty (1971)) [ more... ]

  • Oliver Reed, Raquel Welch and Sybil Danning also appeared together in The Three Musketeers, released in 1973.
  • Murray Melvin, Graham Stark and Harry Fowler also appeared in Start the Revolution Without Me, released in 1970.
  • Harry Andrews and Oliver Reed, David Hemmings also appeared in The System, released in 1964.
  • Oliver Reed, Raquel Welch and Sybil Danning also appeared together in The Four Musketeers, released in 1974.

What is the Storyline of "Crossed Swords":

In 16th Century London, a pauper called Tom Canty (Mark Lester) reads to a group a children but is attacked and threatened by his cruel father John Canty (Ernest Borgnine) to steal five shillings by suppertime or get beaten. Tom goes into the city square and steals a purse from a rich man, but drops it after bumping into another man. Thinking that Tom still has the purse, the rich man and other men chase Tom through the streets of London. Tom escapes by climbing up a wall and through a window, where he [...]

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