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The Swordsman (1948)

Young lovers brings two fighting clans together.

Director:

Joseph H. Lewis

Writer:

Wilfred H. Petitt (as Wilfrid H. Pettitt)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Larry Parks ... Alexander MacArden - aka Donald Frazer
Ellen Drew ... Barbara Glowan
George Macready ... Robert Glowan
Edgar Buchanan ... Angus MacArden
Ray Collins ... MacCoppin - A MacArden
Marc Platt ... Murdoch Glowan
Michael Duane ... Colin Glowan
Holmes Herbert ... Lord Glowan
Nedrick Young ... Bruce Glowan
Robert Shayne ... Ronald MacArden
Billy Bevan ... Old Andrew (as William Bevan)
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Young lovers brings two fighting clans together.

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

2 January 1948 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Le manoir de la haine See more »

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Mono (Western Electric Recording)

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Goofs

Obvious stunt double for Edgar Buchanan the first time he runs and mounts his horse. See more »

Soundtracks

Piper o'Dundee
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Traditional
Sung by Billy Bevan
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2nd Rate Sword-Play...
9 November 2012 | by xerses13See all my reviews

After the 'BIG ONE', WWII, Costume Drama's still were popular and would continued to be so for the next fifth-teen (15) years. Some were big prestige pictures like SAMSON & DELILAH (1949) Paramount or IVANHOE (1952) M.G.M. Others were diminutives like THE SWORDSMAN (1948) Columbia, but they were not the only studios to produce these epics, both major and minor, even those including Serials and T.V.

THE SWORDSMAN had Columbia's fair-haired boy of the day Larry Parks as Alexander MacArden. His main goal is to bring peace between the feuding Clans of the GLOWAN's -vs- MacArden's. High-Lands -vs- Low-Lands, just like Cattlemen -vs- Farmers in the OLD WEST. The film features a strong supporting cast including George MaCready/Robert Glowan, head nasty and general all around skunk. As well as the attractive Ellen Drew/Barbara Glowan. A-lot of double dealing and nefarious goings on before PEACE and TRUE LOVE completes there course.

Filmed in brilliant Three (3) Strip Techni-Color, the film runs a brisk 81". It will not task any 21st Century viewer (one time) and it is appropriate for Family viewing. Larry Parks though is not up to Errol Flynn, Tyrone Power, let alone Douglas Fairbanks (Sr. & Jr.), etc. Columbia, after Larry Parks' fall through his political associations moved on to John Derek and ex W.B. heart-throb Paul Henried. Showing that if you could just keep your mouth shut and fill a pair of tights you could still have enjoyable employment.


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