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Cardboard Cavalier (1949)

In Cromwellian England, royalists commission a barrow boy to carry a secret letter. Helped by Nell Gwynn, he succeeds after encounters with a castle ghost and custard pies.

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Cast

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Sid Field ...
Sidcup Buttermeadow
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Jerry Desmonde ...
Col. Lovelace
Jack McNaughton ...
Uriah Group
Brian Worth ...
Tom Pride
Edmund Willard ...
Mary Clare ...
Milady Doverhouse
Alfie Dean ...
Murdercasket
Anthony Hulme ...
Miles Malleson ...
Judge Gorebucket
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Lady Agnes
Joan Young ...
Maggie
Claude Hulbert ...
Sylvester Clutterbuck
Michael Brennan ...
Brother Barebones
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In Cromwellian England, royalists commission a barrow boy to carry a secret letter. Helped by Nell Gwynn, he succeeds after encounters with a castle ghost and custard pies.

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31 March 1949 (UK)  »

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L'allegro moschettiere  »

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Ching-A-Ring-A-Rinkum
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Very funny, I wish I'd seen this long ago.
26 May 2000 | by (Sydney, Australia) – See all my reviews

This is funny, clean, and although only B/W, one of the best movies I've seen.

The main character, Sid Field plays "Sidcup Buttermeadow", who honestly couldn't find his behind with both hands. He accidentally overthrows Cromwell and his nasty cronies.

If you like the Princess Bride, and don't need gratuitous sex and violence, then see if you can find it or persuade your local TV station to.

Now if only I could find where to buy a copy on VHS/PAL...


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