The uniforms and weaponry of the soldiers do not reflect the French army of the time. The uniforms are more Spanish in appearance than French. The soldiers on guard at a door would not have used spears like those in the film. If using bladed weapons, they would have carried pikes. Ordinary soldiers would not have carried swords, only officers did so. See more »
According to the DVD sleeve synopsis, "When the masterful Captain Scarlett returns home after years of battlefield service, he finds that his lands have been seized by a treacherous nobleman. Unable to stand silent in the face of this injustice, Scarlett (played with aplomb by action star Richard Greene) gathers other victims of the thieving Duke and together, with flashing swords and fierce courage, they battle to win back their lands and regain their dignity."
To the point, writer/producer Howard Dimsdale has mostly mediocre material with this one; but, he certainly noticed Mr. Greene's "Robin Hood" potential, and went on to write for his popular "The Adventures of Robin Hood" TV series. Even more interestingly, writer/actor Nedrick Young (as Pierre DuCloux) is a natural sidekick, and is one of the cast least needing re-takes. Mr. Young would soon be scripting award-winning films for Stanley Kramer.
*** Captain Scarlett (4/1/53) Thomas Carr ~ Richard Greene, Leonora Amar, Nedrick Young, Eduardo Noriega
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