Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color: Season 10, Episode 17

The Scarecrow of Romney Marsh: Part 1 (9 Feb. 1964)
"Disneyland" The Scarecrow of Romney Marsh: Part 1 (original title)

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Dr. Syn, a country priest leads a rebel band against the King's naval press gangs. Press gangs (impressment) roam the country side beating young men into submission or unconsciousness, ... See full summary »

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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
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Dr. Christopher Syn / The Scarecrow of Romney Marsh
George Cole ...
Mr. Mipps / Hellspite
Tony Britton ...
Simon Bates
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Squire Thomas Banks
Geoffrey Keen ...
General Pugh
Kay Walsh ...
Mrs. Waggett
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Patrick Wymark ...
Joseph Ransley
Alan Dobie ...
Mr. Frank Fragg - Prosecutor
Sean Scully ...
John Banks / The Curlew
Eric Flynn ...
David Buck ...
Harry Banks
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Dover Castle Jailer
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Sam Farley
Jill Curzon ...
Katharine Banks
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Dr. Syn, a country priest leads a rebel band against the King's naval press gangs. Press gangs (impressment) roam the country side beating young men into submission or unconsciousness, usually at local inns and pubs, in order to enslave them in the Royal British Navy. Dr. Syn conceals his secret identity behind a sackcloth mask, and carries on activities ala Scarlet Pimpernel and Zorro from his parish base. Written by Les Segal <asdmh02@sasknet.sk.ca>

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A promotional picture shows Patrick McGoohan's face half as the Vicar with the other half painted, instead of a mask as in the movie, as the Scarecrow. See more »

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In his introduction, Walt Disney states that Dr. Syn/The Scarecrow was a historical figure. Syn was, in fact, born in the mind of novelist Russell Thorndike as the hero of a book series first published in 1915. See more »

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Referenced in The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen (2003) See more »

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Highly favorable review
25 May 2000 | by (Northampton, Massachusetts) – See all my reviews

Unfortunately, this gem of a film is now difficult to obtain, although this reviewer did see an old copy in a video rental store in Sydney! Patrick Mcgoohan (what an actor!) is at his suave and moral best as this eighteenth century Robin Hood type character preventing men from being "press ganged" into the British navy. Underrated, and one of Disney's best films. I agree with another imdb review that the masks Mcgoohan wears are indeed scary. I remember being scared out of my wits when I saw this film as a child in Britain.


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