Tyrone Power is a pilots' pilot, but he doesn't believe in anything beyond his own abilities. He gets into trouble by flying a new fighter directly to Canada instead of to New York and ... See full summary »
In the 13th century, Walter of Gurnie, a disinherited Saxon youth, is forced to flee England. With his friend, the master archer Tris, he falls in with the army of the fierce but avuncular General Bayan, and journeys all the way to China, where both men become involved in intrigues in the court of Kublai Khan. Written by
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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.
King John (1199-1216) is considered have been the last of the Norman kings. After that, the kings were considered to be English. See more »
During their escape from the Chinese palace, Tris shoots an arrow into the forehead of what is an obvious dummy. See more »
Walter of Gurnie:
Oh, how do we find your tent?
Scholar, if any man in my army can't tell you where my tent is, our poetic young bowman can use him as a target.
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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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