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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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Writers:
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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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Did You Know?

Trivia:
Disney funded the rebuilding of Old Romney Church, which doubled for Dymchurch.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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14 out of 14 people found the following review useful.
GREAT!, 9 May 2001
Author: random_ax from chicago

I first saw this as SCARECROW OF ROMNEY MARSH on DISNEY'S WONDERFUL WORLD OF COLOR (1963). The whole mystique of the character has remained with me all these years. McGoohan is subperb in portraying both the kindly vicar and the horrific Scarecrow.

The cool thing I recalled most about this movie was that McGoohan's Dr Syn, the vicar of Dymchurch, would sit between General Pugh (obsessed with the Scarecrow's capture) and the Squire (the local law) and listen contentedly to the plans.

I've seen this movie on ebay for 200 doallrs. Why Disney has not re-released this again on video is beyond me

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