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A Dirty Knight's Work (1976)

Trial by Combat (original title)
A group of British aristocrats, who call themselves "Knights of Avalon", isn't content with the system of justice and executes judgment themselves. Instead of just killing the people they ... See full summary »

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Colonel Bertie Cook
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Sir Giles Marley
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Marion Evans
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Sir John Gifford
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Ma Gore
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Sir Edward Gifford
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Sidney Gore
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Oliver Griggs - Police Commissioner
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Sir Roger
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Herald
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Ben Willoughby
Thomas Heathcote ...
Tramp
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'Blind' Freddie - beggar
Alexander John ...
Lawyer
Diane Langton ...
Ruby
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A group of British aristocrats, who call themselves "Knights of Avalon", isn't content with the system of justice and executes judgment themselves. Instead of just killing the people they believe guilty, they give 'em a chance in traditional combat. When one day Sir Grifford witnesses their sessions, they have to remove him too. His son and heir, Sir John from America, starts to investigate with help from Ms. Marion and Colonel Cook from Scotland Yard. Written by Tom Zoerner <Tom.Zoerner@informatik.uni-erlangen.de>

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September 1976 (USA)  »

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$2,032, 14 July 2002, Limited Release

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$2,032, 14 July 2002
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The feature film debut of Bernard Hill. See more »

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The return of the Knights who say "ni"
26 November 2000 | by See all my reviews

A British aristocrat played by Peter Cushing is killed by the Knights who say "ni" and it's up to his son coming all the way from America to solve the case. The whole thing is extremely silly, but Donald Pleasence, the head of "The Knights of Avalon" (a society dedicated to the medieval values of live, unfortunately gone vigilante), manages to look fairly omnious in full knights armour. Quite hard to track down these days.


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