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Technicolor & tights. In the days of King Henry IV, stalwart young Myles and his sister Meg have been raised as peasants, without any knowledge of who their father really was. But one day they journey to Macworth castle. There Myles falls in love with the Mackworth's daughter Anne, makes friends and enemies, and learns to be a knight so that, through the planning of Mackworth and his friend, Prince Hal, Myles can regain his true birthright from the evil Albon, and bear the black shield of Falworth. Written by
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When the Earl of Mackworth reveals his plot to Myles, he says the lands that should have belonged to him and his sister were given to the Earl of Alban. According to English law of the day, only sons could inherit, unless there were none living. Lord Mackworth would never suggest that Meg could inherit the family's estate during Myles' lifetime. See more »
[Sir James instructs Myles to ride a horse among a series of pells - upright supports - with his hands over his head. When he fails, he complains to Sir James that he cannot control the horse]
How is the horse supposed to know, unless he has more sense than I?
A possibility not so remote as you might imagine.
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This romp plays like a medieval martial arts movie.It is very similar to the early Jackie Chan films with its story of a young man who goes to a fighting school to hone his brawling skills into those of a true warrior. Tony Curtis,like Chan,is energy personified in this movie.He doesn't walk when he can run, he doesn't run when he can jump and most of all he doesn't talk when he can fight. This bears comparison with "THE ADVENTURES OF ROBIN HOOD" and "THE PRISONER OF ZENDA" and that over-used word 'camp' is only used by people who do not like or appreciate action fests like this and seek to denigrate them. Ignore those types and enjoy this zesty and bright adventure as an aperitif before watching Curtis in the truly great historical adventures like "THE VIKINGS" and "SPARTACUS."
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