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The Black Rose (1950)

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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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Maryam (as Cecile Aubry)
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Alfgar
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Anthemus
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Countess Eleanor of Lessford
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Mahmoud (as Bobby Blake)
Alfonso Bedoya ...
Gibb McLaughlin ...
Wilderkin
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Simeon Beautrie
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Friar Roger Bacon
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Edmond
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Storyline

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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(FMC Library Print)

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1.37 : 1
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Trivia

This takes place during the reign of Edward I (1272-1307). Walter makes much of the Norman & Saxon rivalry. Edward was named by his father, Henry III, after the last Anglo Saxon king (and his father's favorite saint), Edward the Confessor.

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The name of the warlord, Bayan, is alternately pronounced "By-an" (the correct pronunciation) and "Bay-an" by different actors throughout the film. See more »

Quotes

King Edward: Tell me, when you refuse me your loyalty because I am a Norman, have you not considered that I have no choice in the same matter - that I must be king for Norman and Saxon alike whether I like it or not. Do you, Saxon, not owe something besides hatred to the same cause?
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Cesare Borgia
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Music by Alfred Newman
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One of my favorite movies from my childhood
5 May 2000 | by (Sag Harbor, NY USA) – See all my reviews

A fine classic adventure story with a beautiful and exotic heroine. When I was a boy, I fell in love with Cecile Aubrey. I watched this film whenever it was shown on TV, and that was in the days of black and white. I didn't even know the movie was filmed in color. The characters and story line will hold your interest from first to last. Catch it if you can.


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