Edward Lionheart (Vincent Price) stars as an actor overlooked for a critics' acting award, despite producing a season of Shakespeare plays. After confronting the Critics' Circle, an attempted suicidal dive into the Thames results in Lionheart being rescued by your typical paraffin/meths/turps swigging tramps. Lionheart then (presumed dead) exacts his grizzly, and quite amusing revenge on the critics who denied him his finest hour. Written by
It's curtains for his critics!
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Did You Know?
The full name of Vincent Price's character, according to his memorial, is Edward Kendal Sheridan Lionheart. "Sheridan" is probably a reference to the eighteenth-century playwright and manager Richard B. Sheridan
, or his actor-manager father, Thomas Sheridan. See more
When Edward Lionheart carries his dead daughter's body over the rooftops of London, you can see her hand clutching his neck to keep from falling. See more
It's him all right. Only Lionheart would have the temerity to rewrite Shakespeare!
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