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"Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color" The Scarecrow of Romney Marsh: Part 1 (1963)"Disneyland" The Scarecrow of Romney Marsh: Part 1 (original title)

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Original Air Date:
December 1963 (Season 10, Episode 17)
Plot:
Dr. Syn, a country priest leads a rebel band against the King's naval press gangs. Press gangs (impressment)... See more » | Add synopsis »
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Cast

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Patrick McGoohan ... Dr. Christopher Syn / The Scarecrow of Romney Marsh
George Cole ... Mr. Mipps / Hellspite
Tony Britton ... Simon Bates

Michael Hordern ... Squire Thomas Banks
Geoffrey Keen ... General Pugh
Kay Walsh ... Mrs. Waggett

Eric Pohlmann ... King George III
Patrick Wymark ... Joseph Ransley
Alan Dobie ... Mr. Frank Fragg - Prosecutor
Sean Scully ... John Banks / The Curlew
Eric Flynn ... Lt. Philip Brackenbury
David Buck ... Harry Banks

Percy Herbert ... Dover Castle Jailer

Robert Brown ... Sam Farley
Jill Curzon ... Katharine Banks
Mark Dignam ... The Bishop
Gordon Gostelow ... Ben
Bruce Seton ... Beadle
Allan McClelland ... 2nd Jailer
Richard O'Sullivan ... George Ransley
Simon Lack ... Dragoon Corporal
Elsie Wagstaff ... Mrs. Ransley
Peter Welch ... Stubbard
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Episode Crew
Directed by
James Neilson 
 
Writing credits
Russell Thorndike (novel "Christopher Syn")

Robert Westerby (teleplay)

Russell Thorndike  novel "Doctor Syn, a Smuggler Tale of the Romney Marsh"
Robert Westerby  writer

Produced by
Bill Anderson .... co-producer
Hugh Attwooll .... associate producer
Walt Disney .... producer
 
Original Music by
Gerard Schurmann  (as Gerard Schurmann)
 
Cinematography by
Paul Beeson 
 
Film Editing by
Peter Boita 
 
Art Direction by
Michael Stringer 
 
Set Decoration by
Peter James 
 
Costume Design by
Anthony Mendleson 
 
Makeup Department
Harry Frampton .... makeup supervisor
Henry Montsash .... hair stylist (as H Montsash)
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
John Peverall .... assistant director
Richard Jenkins .... third assistant director (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
Charlie McFadden .... boom operator (uncredited)
Les Wiggins .... sound (uncredited)
 
Music Department
Terry Gilkyson .... composer: theme song "Scarecrow"
 
Other crew
Jack Bruner .... program coordinator (uncredited)
 
Crew believed to be complete


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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Disneyland: The Scarecrow of Romney Marsh: Part 1 (#10.17)" - USA (original title)
Runtime:
USA:129 min
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Color:
Color (Technicolor)
Aspect Ratio:
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Sound Mix:
Mono (RCA Sound Recording)
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Trivia:
In 1962 Hammer made Night Creatures (1962), which concerns the same character, Christopher Syn, created by Russell Thorndike. Much of the basic plot is the same. Disney had already purchased the rights to the novel "Christopher Syn", based on Thorndike's works. It was determined that Disney had a better hold on the copyright for the names of Syn and Scarecrow, so the character's name is the Rev. Dr. Blyss, alias Captain Clegg.See more »
Goofs:
Factual errors: 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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8 out of 8 people found the following review useful.
An Old Disney Classic, 22 August 2005
Author: Ssbtbrkhrdt from United States

This is the kind of movie you hardly see anymore, full of adventure, action and intrigue without the "R" rating, mindless violence and profane language that so permeates modern movies. It would be wonderful if this could be re-released via DVD, hopefully that will be done in the not-too-distant future. Patrick McGoohan is incredible in this movie, you can see how young he is and what a great actor, before he became so well known. I used to have the comic book for this movie at one time and am still kicking myself for selling it. The story of the Scarecrow and his band of outlaw smugglers is an exciting tale, to say the least. Another contemporary movie from the same time frame (1964) that covers the story of the Scarecrow is "Night Creatures" which I believe is soon to be re-released in DVD format, that one starred Peter Cushing. The masks used to cover their identities and their wild rides in the countryside from both movies are incredible. A must see and a must buy!

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