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The Sword & the Rose. (1953). "Please do not talk of love again, ever. Don't touch me!"

This week meet the sassiest broad in all of England fending off the advances of the Duke who won't stay in the friendzone where he belongs all while being horrible at disguising herself as a man.


Storyline :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.

Directors: Ken Annakin

Writers: Lawrence Edward Watkin(screenplay), Charles Major(novel "When Knighthood was in Flower")

Stars: Glynis Johns, Richard Todd, Michael Gough, and James Robertson Justice

Awards: NA

Film Budget: $1,000,000

Gross Worldwide: $2,500,000


Not so much your pop fueled disney songs in the traditional sense but it does have a lovely score.


NOW! WALT DISNEY BRINGS NEW EXCITEMENT TO ROMANCE! We just wish he'd brought some more fun facts as well.

  1. Walt Disney green lit this film as he thought it would be nominated for Best Picture Academy Award at the 1954 Oscars. It wasn't.

  2. Rosalie Crutchley - here playing Henry VIII's first wife - would play his sixth and final wife in The Six Wives of Henry VIII: Catherine Parr (1970).

  3. Towards the end of the movie Mary Tudor (Glynis Johns) asks King Henry (James Robertson Justice) to make Charles Brandon Earl of Suffolk (Factually correct). But Henry then twice says Southwark (Pronounced "Suthark") instead of Suffolk


Unfortunately this highly underrated movie is not on Disney+ but you can rent it here on Amazon.

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