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The Scarecrow of Romney Marsh: Part 1 

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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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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Trivia

This episode aired opposite The Beatles' first appearance on CBS's The Ed Sullivan Show, 9 February 1964. See more »

Goofs

At the very end, Dr. Syn and Sir Thomas are talking of Harry's rescue. Sitting a bit further away are Kate and Phillip Brackenbury. Dr. Syn mentions to Sir Thomas that the Scarecrow was able to free Harry where Dr. Syn could not. But Phillip was there when Dr. Syn entered the dungeon as himself, dressed as the Petty Officer from the naval picket. Phillip knew it was Dr. Syn who helped the prisoners escape. If he overheard Dr. Syn, it should have told him just who the "Scarecrow" really was. See more »

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

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"one of the best TV shows presented by Disney"
14 December 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I first saw this movie when I was 10 years old in 1964...one of the best shows that the wonderful world of color presented way back when. Patrick played a robin hood type character in the 18th century but he was more of a vigilante type character..years ago it was shown on the Disney channel...but it hasn't been on in a while.....they should release it on DVD...so us baby boomer's can go back and relive some of the best shows that was on TV in the 1960's..not like the garbage they show now on TV...PATRICK always plays a cranky type character..whether it's scarecrow....or playing THE DOCTOR in the silver streak or Dr. Jones in Ice Station Zebra or even the warden in escape from Alcatraz


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