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
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Did You Know?
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
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