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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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A Scary (but kid-friendly) Hero See more (37 total) »

Cast

 (Episode Cast) (in credits order) (complete, awaiting verification)

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
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Walt Disney ... Himself - Host

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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Language:
Color:
Color (Technicolor)
Aspect Ratio:
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Sound Mix:
Mono (RCA Sound Recording)
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Trivia:
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 »
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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15 out of 15 people found the following review useful.
A Scary (but kid-friendly) Hero, 17 April 2000
Author: Mark Mayhew (mayhew@edge.net) from Brentwood, TN

Patrick McGoohan has rarely been better than in this role as the Scarecrow/Dr. Syn. Set in pre-Revolution England, the film contains a perfect mix of tension and action without ever becoming violent or too intense for youngsters.

McGoohan plays a Robin Hood-like character who cheats the tax collector by smuggling, thereby supporting the common folk who form his gang. McGoohan is ably supported by Michael Hordern as the local landlord, George Cole as the sexton, and Geoffrey Keene as the stuffy British general. The plot twists are plentiful without seeming contrived; the music is wonderful; and the makeup (especially McGoohan's mask!) has stuck with me for 37 years.

Originally telecast in the U.S. as a three-part series--which caused me to spend three anxious weeks as a ten-year old who could hardly wait for the next installment.

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