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The Sword and the Rose (Walt Disney; RKO Radio) is an old-fashioned piece of historical romance done with stylized charm and sly wit. Based on Charles Major's popular 1898 novel, When Knighthood Was in Flower, it tells the love story of Princess Mary Tudor (1496-1533) and Captain of the Guard Charles Brandon. Before the two lovers were married in 1515, Mary had to overcome the objections of her brother, King Henry VIII, submit to a short-lived political marriage with aging, ailing King Louis XII of France, and, according to the movie, contend with the machinations of the malevolent Duke of Buckingham,...

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