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A disinherited 13th Century Saxon nobleman leaves Norman England with an archer friend to seek his fortune in the Far East.

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In the time of the crusades, a Saxon youth is forced to run away from England. He goes with his loyal retainer who brings along a British long bow. The two go all the way to China where they become involved in intrigues in the court of Kubla Kahn. Written by John Vogel <jlvogel@comcast.net>

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1 September 1950 (USA)  »

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A Rosa Negra  »

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(FMC Library Print)

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1.37 : 1
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Goofs

During their escape from the Chinese palace, Tris shoots an arrow into the forehead of what is an obvious dummy. See more »

Quotes

Bayan: At least I'm good enough to know, no war was ever won that was fought in the same way as the war before it.
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Andrea Orsini
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from Prince of Foxes (1949)
Music by Alfred Newman
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colorful Historical fiction
11 August 2002 | by (Seattle, Washington) – See all my reviews

One of those rare adventure films where the villain is nearly as admirable a character as the hero. Perhaps only Orson Wells could pull that off. In fact, the dynamic formula of Welles' villainy played against the shadowed virtues of Tyrone Power are here-in reminiscent of that same combination in another rarely seen gem, Prince of Foxes. A good film library should contain them both. I don't think either of them are actually available commercially. Life can be so cruel.


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