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Cardboard Cavalier (1949)

In Cromwellian England, royalists commission a barrow boy to carry a secret letter. Helped by Nell Gwynn, he succeeds after encounters with a castle ghost and custard pies.

Director:

Walter Forde

Writer:

Noel Langley (screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Sid Field Sid Field ... Sidcup Buttermeadow
Margaret Lockwood ... Nell Gwynne
Jerry Desmonde Jerry Desmonde ... Col. Lovelace
Jack McNaughton Jack McNaughton ... Uriah Group
Brian Worth Brian Worth ... Tom Pride
Edmund Willard Edmund Willard ... Oliver Cromwell
Mary Clare ... Milady Doverhouse
Alfie Dean Alfie Dean ... Murdercasket
Anthony Hulme Anthony Hulme ... Charles II
Miles Malleson ... Judge Gorebucket
Irene Handl ... Lady Agnes
Joan Young Joan Young ... Maggie
Claude Hulbert ... Sylvester Clutterbuck
Michael Brennan Michael Brennan ... Brother Barebones
Peter Bull ... Mosspot
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In Cromwellian England, royalists commission a barrow boy to carry a secret letter. Helped by Nell Gwynn, he succeeds after encounters with a castle ghost and custard pies.

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Comedy

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Ching-A-Ring-A-Rinkum
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Traditional
Arranged by Arthur Young
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Field and Lockwood combine to end Fordes career
3 January 2020 | by malcolmgswSee all my reviews

Sid Field only made three,largely unsuccessful films.Forde made hundreds.Their career paths crossed with this film and was in both cases brought to an end.Field was largely a physical comedian and it really comes across as if he is trying too hard.The cinema was clearly not his medium.As for Lockwood,well the most charitable thing to say is that comedy roles do not suit her.After the film flopped Forde retired,which says it all.


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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

31 March 1949 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

L'allegro moschettiere See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Two Cities Films See more »
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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