AVI File Details
Name.........: The Sword and the Rose
Filesize.....: 922 MB (or 944,758 KB or 967,432,396 bytes)
Video Codec..: MPEG1
Video Bitrate: 1150 Kbps
Audio Codec..: Mpeg-1 audio Layer 2
Audio Bitrate: 224 Kbps
Sample Rate..: 44100 Hz
Audio. Chans.: 2 channels
Frame Size...: 352*240 (4:3)
It's Jolly Olde England, Henry VIII and Catherine of Aragon are on the throne, and royal marriages are made to strengthen political ties. Henry wants to cement an alliance with France by marrying his sister Mary to the aged King Louis XII, even though the spunky, flirtatious Mary has set her cap on Charles Brandon, a commoner....
Director: Ken Annakin
Writers: Lawrence Edward Watkin (screenplay) Charles Major (novel)
Release Date: 23 July 1953 (USA) more
Genre: Adventure | Drama | Family | History
Tagline: A Forbidden Love That Threatened Two Kingdoms!
Plot: Tells the story of Mary Tudor and her troubled path to true love. Henry VIII, for political reasons...
Plot Keywords: Historical | Based On Novel | Kids And Family
User Comments: Grand Disney entertainment
This is an entertaining costume drama by Disney. Based upon actual historical events, though not quite historically accurate, it tells the love story of the Princess Mary, sister to Henry VIII, and Charles Brandon, a commoner and Captain of the Guard. It is a love made difficult by considerations of state, as well as by the evil machinations of the jealous Duke of Buckingham, who himself is in love with the Princess Mary. Forced to marry the decidedly elderly King of France, despite the fact that she loves Charles Brandon, Mary extracts a promise from Henry to allow her to marry the man of her choice, the second time around. Henry so promises, little knowing what would lie ahead.
Glynis Johns is perfectly charming as the outspoken and determined Princess Mary. Richard Todd is dashing as the handsome Charles Brandon with whom Mary falls in love. James Robertson Justice is a delightful Henry VIII, while Michael Gough is an unctiously evil Duke of Buckingham. This is a delightfully told story of true love that eventually triumphs. In typical Disney fashion, there are no objectionable scenes or language. A first rate production, it is a movie that is suitable for the entire family and highly entertaining