The centerpiece of the film was a full-scale, historically accurate replica of Nottingham Castle as it appeared in the 1100's. The set costed nearly a third of the movie's 2 million dollars budget at remained, until replica of the Roman Forum in The Fall of the Roman Empire (1964), as the largest, most expensive and detailed movie set ever built. See more
In the year of Our Lord 1191 when Richard, the Lion-Heart, set forth to drive the infidels from the Holy Land, he gave the Regency of his Kingdom to his trusted friend, Longchamps, instead of to his treacherous brother, Prince John.
Bitterly resentful, John hoped for some disaster to befall Richard so that he, with the help of the Norman barons, might seize the throne for himself. And then on a luckless day for the Saxons...
Town Crier announcing capture of Richard
News has come from Vienna: "Leopold of Austria has seized...