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The Sword and the Rose

Tells the story of Mary Tudor and her troubled path to true love. Henry VIII, for political reasons, determines to wed her to the King of France. She tries to flee to America with her love but is captured when she is "un-hatted" on board ship. In return for her consent to the marriage with France, Henry agrees to let her choose her second husband. When King Louis of France dies, Mary is kidnaped by the Duke of Buckingham. He tries to force her to marry him but she is rescued by her love in an exciting battle on the beach.

  • Actor Character
  • Richard Todd Charles Brandon
  • Glynis Johns Mary Tudor
  • James Robertson Justice King Henry VIII
  • Michael Gough Duke of Buckingham
  • Jane Barrett Lady Margaret
  • Peter Copley Sir Edwin Caskoden
  • Ernest Jay Lord Chamberlain
  • D.A. Clarke-Smith Cardinal Wolsey
  • Jean Mercure Louis XII
  • Gérard Oury Dauphin of France
  • Fernand Fabre DeLongueville
  • Robert Le Béal Royal Physician
  • Gaston Richer Antoine Duprat
  • Rosalie Crutchley Queen Katherine
  • John Vere Lawyer-clerk
  • Phillip Lennard Chaplain
  • Bryan Coleman Earl of Surrey
  • Phillip Glasier Royal Falconer
  • Helen Goss Princess Claude
  • Patrick Cargill French Diplomat
  • Anthony Sharp French Diplomat
  • Caven Watson Captain Bradhurst
  • Richard Molinas Father Pierre
  • Hal Osmond Costermonger
  • Norman Pierce Innkeeper
  • Douglas Bradley-Smith Squire
  • Ewen Solon Guardsman
  • Rupert Evans Bargeman
  • Paddy Ryan Bargeman
  • Thomas Heathcote Wrestling Second
  • Arthur Brander First Mate
  • Russell Waters Sailor
  • John Serret French Squire
  • Bob Simmons French Champion
  • Philip Glasier Royal Falconer (as Phillip Glasier)

Directed by
Ken Annakin
Writing credits (in alphabetical order)
Charles Major novel When Knighthood Was in Flower
Lawrence Edward Watkin
Produced by
Perce Pearce producer
Walt Disney producer (uncredited)
Original Music by
Clifton Parker
Cinematography by
Geoffrey Unsworth
Film Editing by
Gerald Thomas
Art Direction by
Carmen Dillon
Costume Design by
Production Management
Douglas Peirce production manager
Second Unit or Assistant Director
Peter Bolton assistant director
Alex Bryce second unit director
Sound Department
Gordon K. McCallum sound mixer (uncredited)
Visual Effects by
Peter Ellenshaw matte effects
Albert Whitlock assistant matte artist (uncredited)
Other crew
Joan Bridge color consultant: Technicolor
David Harcourt camera operator
Cyril J. Knowles photographer: second unit
Muir Mathieson conductor
David Paltenghi choreographer