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The Black Rose (1950)

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A disinherited 13th Century Saxon nobleman leaves Norman England with an archer friend to seek his fortune in the Far East.

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Maryam (as Cecile Aubry)
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Alfgar
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Anthemus
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Countess Eleanor of Lessford
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Mahmoud (as Bobby Blake)
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Wilderkin
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Simeon Beautrie
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Friar Roger Bacon
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Edmond
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Storyline

In the 13th century, Walter of Gurnie, a disinherited Saxon youth, is forced to flee England. With his friend, the master archer Tris, he falls in with the army of the fierce but avuncular General Bayan, and journeys all the way to China, where both men become involved in intrigues in the court of Kublai Khan. Written by John Vogel <jlvogel@comcast.net>

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An adventure that will blaze... A love that will flame... 'till the stars grow cold...


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1 September 1950 (USA)  »

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A Rosa Negra  »

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$3,000,000 (estimated)
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(FMC Library Print)

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(Western Electric Recording)

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1.37 : 1
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Trivia

The idea of hiding gems in the lining of their robes before escaping China is borrowed from the Marco Polo accounts. See more »

Goofs

During their escape from the Chinese palace, Tris shoots an arrow into the forehead of what is an obvious dummy. See more »

Quotes

Walter of Gurnie: Oh, how do we find your tent?
Bayan: Scholar, if any man in my army can't tell you where my tent is, our poetic young bowman can use him as a target.
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Soundtracks

Andrea Orsini
(uncredited)
from Prince of Foxes (1949)
Music by Alfred Newman
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One of my favorite movies from my childhood
5 May 2000 | by See all my reviews

A fine classic adventure story with a beautiful and exotic heroine. When I was a boy, I fell in love with Cecile Aubrey. I watched this film whenever it was shown on TV, and that was in the days of black and white. I didn't even know the movie was filmed in color. The characters and story line will hold your interest from first to last. Catch it if you can.


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