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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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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
Leonard Mudie ...
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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2 September 1954 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Der eiserne Ritter von Falworth  »

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$1,171,750 (estimated)
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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 squires would not be quartered in a barracks-style accommodation. See more »

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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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GO, TONY, GO.
19 August 1999 | by (CARDIFF, WALES) – See all my reviews

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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