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Siege of the Saxons (1963)

Approved | | Adventure, History | August 1963 (USA)
In league with the Saxon invaders, Edmund of Cornwall plans to slay King Arthur, marry his daughter and usurp the throne of England but wizard Merlin and outlaw Robert Marshall stand in the way.

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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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Saxon legions storm the flaming walls of King Arthur's Camelot.

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Adventure | History

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King Arthur and the Siege of the Saxons  »

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

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When they enter the deserted castle, the trees in the background have no leaves yet the next day all the trees in the woods are green from all the leaves. See more »

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Robert: We're going to Merlin. He made for your father king; perhaps he can make you queen.
Katherine: Now I know you're lying. Nobody knows where Merlin is.
Robert: Well, that will make things more difficult, won't it?
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Remake of The Black Knight (1954) See more »

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Plainsong
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Music by Iain Carnegie
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Another Camelot film...
9 August 2006 | by See all my reviews

The siege of the Saxons is your run of the mill Arthur legend, with a damsel in distress, and crusty old Merlin waffling on about Excalibur. Unfortunately there are several things wrong with the film which spoil what could have been a good stab (pun intended) at this genre. The acting by the bit-part henchmen is for the most part risible and amateurish and the editing of the battle scenes is sloppy, with a lot of death scenes re-used for padding. However the two leads in Ronald Lewis and Janette Scott put in a good performance of the rugged scoundrel and the Queen wrongfully usurped from the throne, and there are some entertaining comedic scenes between the two.

In general it's enjoyable afternoon fare and if you like your swash-buckling swordplay, jousting and pointy helmets you won't be disappointed.


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