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The Black Shield of Falworth (1954)

Approved  |   |  Adventure, History, Romance  |  2 September 1954 (USA)
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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 ... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Gilbert Blunt, Earl of Alban
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Meg
Herbert Marshall ...
William, Earl of Mackworth
Torin Thatcher ...
Sir James
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Prince Hal (as Daniel O'Herlihy)
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Craig Hill ...
Francis Gascoyne
Ian Keith ...
Doris Lloyd ...
Dame Ellen
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Diccon Bowman
Leonard Mudie ...
Friar Edward
Maurice Marsac ...
Count de Vermois
Leo Britt ...
Sir Robert
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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 Kathy Li

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2 September 1954 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Der eiserne Ritter von Falworth  »

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$1,171,750 (estimated)
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Trivia

This was Universal-International's first feature in CinemaScope. See more »

Goofs

During the final battle, one of Mackworth's squires pushes two Alban soldiers off the wall onto the drawbridge. One soldier falls into the moat, the other slashes the squire, who falls to the ground near the drawbridge rope wheel. The squire cuts the rope, then faints by the wheel, and the other soldier falls off the drawbridge into the moat. When a group of knights ride across the drawbridge, an Alban soldier lies by the -drawbridge wheel instead of a Mackworth squire. See more »

Quotes

Myles Falworth: [after holding a stone in his outstretched arm for a long length of time] My arm feels as if it shall fall off.
Francis Gascoyne: That's alright, you'll be allowed to use the other.
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My favorite movie as a boy
21 April 2007 | by (Silicon Valley) – See all my reviews

I'm surprised and delighted to see so many other comments, two or three of them identical to the one I had planned to make. I too saw this movie at age 8, and enjoyed it so much, I thought it my favorite movie the whole time I was growing up. I haven't seen it since it came out 53 years ago (!) yet I still looked it up, when IMDb was invented. Other little boys obviously had the same experience I had. My favorite comedy moment (no plot spoiler) at age 8 was the one in which Tony, being disciplined, is forced to hold a cannon ball at arm's length overnight, and in the morning can't put down his arm. The young Janet Leigh was in the film too? She must have been ravishing, but I never even noticed, of course. Hope an affordable DVD comes out which I could share with my son before he's too old to fully enjoy it. Best wishes to you other guys. It wasn't your imagination; it really was special, if you were a boy.


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