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Siege of the Saxons (1963)

Approved | | Adventure, History | August 1963 (USA)
King Arthur learns one of his knights is plotting to take over and marry his daughter. After the King's death, the Knight wishing to marry the princess is ordered by the great wizard Merlin... See full summary »

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King Arthur learns one of his knights is plotting to take over and marry his daughter. After the King's death, the Knight wishing to marry the princess is ordered by the great wizard Merlin to remove the sword from the scabbard and prove his right to the throne. Written by <imparja@ozemail.com.au>

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La Tizona del Rey  »

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Parts of Richard Clarke's performance is re-voiced by Robert Rietty. See more »

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There are lots of instances when the same people die over and over. When Robert is being chased on horseback, the same archer falls off the same horse, on the same corner twice. Also, during the siege of Camelot, the same archers fall off the battlements two or three times. See more »

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Edited from The Black Knight (1954) See more »

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Not as bad as all that...
27 April 2005 | by (London) – See all my reviews

I finished watching this movie about, oh, five minutes ago, and went straight to IMDb to read more about it, and was rather surprised to see that the only two members who've left comments thoroughly trash it. It's actually a highly satisfactory way to spend a rainy afternoon, what with an excellent cast (no, they're not hammy. If you want hammy there are plenty of other films to oblige you), an accomplished and effective score with lots of brass, and well choreographed fight sequences which give a good idea of how heavy those Anglo-Saxon weapons were. Cinematography is also pretty good, with castles that look the way we'd expect them to look. And the costumes are evocative without looking too fancy-dress (consider that this is 1963!). Pacing is good, and although it won't be in anyone's top twenty films, it does deliver a good time. Laurie is excellent as Merlin, mystical and frail with ancient hollow eyes.


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