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The Black Shield of Falworth (1954)

Technicolor and tights. In the days of King Henry IV, stalwart young Myles of Crisby Dale, and his sister Meg, have been raised as peasants, without any knowledge of their father's true ... See full summary »

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Cast

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Gilbert Blunt, Earl of Alban
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Meg
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William, Earl of Mackworth
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Sir James
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Prince Hal (as Daniel O'Herlihy)
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Francis Gascoyne
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Doris Lloyd ...
Dame Ellen
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Diccon Bowman
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Friar Edward
Maurice Marsac ...
Count de Vermois
Leo Britt ...
Sir Robert
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Technicolor and tights. In the days of King Henry IV, stalwart young Myles of Crisby Dale, and his sister Meg, have been raised as peasants, without any knowledge of their father's true identity. They are sent Mackworth Castle by their foster father with a letter to Lord Mackworth, urging him to take in Myles and Meg as wards. There, Myles is smitten with Mackworth's daughter, Lady Anne, incurs the enmity of the chief knight-in-training, and is assigned by Lord Mackworth to train for knighthood, himself so that he may claim his birthright and assist Mackworth and the stalwart Prince Hal in defeating the evil Duke of Alban, who plots to usurp King Henry's throne. Written by Kathy Li

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All the wast pageantry...the towering excitement , the thundering thrills of knighthood's epic age ! See more »


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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

Contrary to the other entry, this film was shot in anamorphic CinemaScope. They simultaneously shot it flat for standard widescreen presentation in theatres not yet equipped for 'Scope. See more »

Goofs

The dresses worn by Lady Anne and Meg are 1950s designs (featuring bras and bust shelf features), not Mediaeval ones. See more »

Quotes

Myles Falworth: [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?
Sir James: A possibility not so remote as you might imagine.
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Great for its time and a classic
7 April 2004 | by (Santa Fe, NM) – See all my reviews

My brother and I would wait and wiat and wait for this movie to be shown on TV on a classics show, and growing up loving D&D this was the closest thing we had for a movie that was clean and enjoyable dealing with the awesome subject matter and decient story line, and "OK" acting. But we did not care it had knights, and damsels, and kings, and jousting, etc... Great for the whole family and manI wish it would come to DVD!!!!

Even the used VHS is $100, that is just too much for me!

If you ever get to watch this film do yourself a favor and go see it without any expectations and realize the date it was made and you will enjoy it!


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