In 15th century England, a civil war called Wars of the Roses is being fought between two rival houses who want the throne. Fresh from battle, a knight finds his family dead. He joins the outlaws led by the Black Arrow to seek justice.

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Adventures and action in England during ¨ Wars of the Roses ¨
5 November 2005 | by See all my reviews

The movie is based on historical events , in 15th century England , during ¨Two Roses War¨ , ¨ Red Rose (York) ¨ ruled by Edward IV and Richard III followers and ¨ White Rose (Lancaster) ¨ Henry VI followers who vanquish them . The film deal with a dashing outlaw (Steve Chase) named Black Arrow facing off a villainous count (Oliver Reed) and underlings (Donald Pleasance and Aldo Sambrell) . While the civil war is being fought between two rival houses who want the throne , the count tries to marry his pupil (Georgia Slow) confronting his nephew (Benedict Taylor) . As the starring joins the outlaws led by the Black Arrow to seek vengeance and justice .

It's a colorful film and highly agreeable entry in the swashbuckler and adventure genre . The story is adapted from Robert Louis Stevenson's novel with several fine action scenes and stimulating final . The picture offers loads of struggles , fencing duels , fights and thrills to both children and adults . Sweepingly and glimmer photographed by cameraman John Cabrera . Lively and spectacular musical score by Stanley Myers . The movie is a remake for television of the Gordon Douglas classic film starred by Louis Hayward , George McReady and Janet Blair . This was the only time Walt Disney Productions released a film by exploitation producer Harry Allan Towers , being a British/Spanish co-production . The motion picture was professionally directed by John Hough . Rating: 5,5 . Mediocre but entertaining and amusing . Well worth seeing.


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