PG | | Adventure, Comedy, History
Ne'er-do-well Captain Harry Flashman (Malcolm McDowell) is coerced by Otto Von Bismarck (Oliver Reed) into impersonating a Prince.
Malcolm McDowell had gained stardom in Stanley Kubrick's A Clockwork Orange, and desperately tried getting back in touch after filming, only to be ignored by the director, who was setting up a lavish period piece involving gun duels and swordplay, much like this movie starring McDowell, which came out in the same year, 1975.
So, the last thing I have to tell you young fellows is this: play up and play the game, honor your queen and country, mind what your masters tell you, say your prayers each night, keep your minds and your bodies clean, take a cold bath each day, and...
The music playing in the gambling club near the beginning of the film is by Scott Joplin and was written in 1901: the events of the film take place in 1848.