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Doctor Syn (1937)

Approved | | Drama, Adventure | 14 November 1937 (USA)
When customs and excise men arrive at the village of Dymchurch in Kent, they uncover an intricate smuggling network being coordinated by the local parson, Dr Syn. Unknown to all but a few ... See full summary »

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Denis Cobtree
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Capt. Howard Collyer, R.N.
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Jerry Jerk
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Rash the Schoolmaster
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Mipps the Coffin Maker
Athole Stewart ...
Squire Anthony Cobtree
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Dr. Pepper, MD
Wally Patch ...
Collyer's Bo'sun
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When customs and excise men arrive at the village of Dymchurch in Kent, they uncover an intricate smuggling network being coordinated by the local parson, Dr Syn. Unknown to all but a few locals Dr Syn also hides a secret past, that he was once the notorious pirate Captain Clegg. Written by Fuzzball

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The Most Feared Pirate Gangster of His Time!

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Far better than the Disney version
10 July 2016 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Due to a tight script, fine direction, a rapid pace, and Arliss' final performance as Dr. Syn, this is a winner in every direction.

Light comedy, action, suspense, drama, all coalesce in this initial adaptation of Russell Thorndike's action novel.

I just came from watching the excruciatingly dull three part Disney adaptation of a number of the novels under the title THE SCARECROW OF ROMNEY MARSH.

Arliss' film is superior to the Disney in every way.

Highly recommended. That's all I have to say, but the review guidelines require ten lines, so I am filling them up.


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