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

 -  Adventure | Drama | Romance  -  March 1964 (USA)
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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, ... See full summary »

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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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Double-billed with "Son of Captain Blood." See more »

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Capt. Tom Sylvester: [to Claire Judd] I love you even more when you're angry. It does something for your complexion.
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Version of Children of the New Forest (1998) 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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