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The Crimson Blade (1963)
"The Scarlet Blade" (original title)

 -  Adventure | Drama | Romance  -  March 1964 (USA)
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Col. Judd
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Capt. Tom Sylvester
Jack Hedley ...
Edward Beverley, The Scarlet Blade
June Thorburn ...
Claire Judd
Michael Ripper ...
Pablo
Harold Goldblatt ...
Jacob
Duncan Lamont ...
Maj. Bell
Clifford Elkin ...
Philip Beverley
Suzan Farmer ...
Constance Beverley
John Harvey ...
Sgt. Grey
Charles Houston ...
Drury
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This historical adventure is set during the English Civil War. When King Charles I is captured by Roundhead forces led by the tyrant Colonel Judd and his right-hand man Captain Sylvester, it is up to a band of locals loyal to the King to try and rescue him. They are helped by Judd's daughter Claire who secretly helps them in defiance of her father Written by Anonymous

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The Bold Avenger...Whose Blade Slashed a Kingdom in Half! See more »


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The Crimson Blade  »

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John Staurt is dubbed by Robert Rietty. See more »

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The woods are full of Rhodendendrums, a bush not introduced to Great Britain from the Himalayas in the late 18th century - 150 years after the Civil War. See more »

Quotes

Col. Judd: [speaking of Edward Beverley] He's to be subjected to the most extreme forms of persuasion necessary to loosen his tongue.
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Opening credits prologue: 1648 This is the story of a band of freemen who defied a tyrant. See more »

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Terrific swashbuckler
4 September 1999 | by (England) – See all my reviews

This was the first Oliver Reed film I ever saw and it's still one of my favourites. He gives an impressive early performance in this good Hammer production. The downslide of it is the main character, played by Jack Hedley, who is a bad actor. One to watch for any Oliver Reed fan.


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