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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.

Director:

Henry Hathaway

Writers:

Talbot Jennings (screenplay), Thomas B. Costain (novel)
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Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 1 win. See more awards »

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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Tyrone Power ... Walter of Gurnie
Orson Welles ... Bayan
Cécile Aubry ... Maryam (as Cecile Aubry)
Jack Hawkins ... Tristram Griffin
Michael Rennie ... King Edward
Finlay Currie ... Alfgar
Herbert Lom ... Anthemus
Mary Clare ... Countess Eleanor of Lessford
Robert Blake ... Mahmoud (as Bobby Blake)
Alfonso Bedoya ... Lu Chung
Gibb McLaughlin ... Wilderkin
James Robertson Justice ... Simeon Beautrie
Henry Oscar ... Friar Roger Bacon
Laurence Harvey ... 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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Country:

USA | UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

1 September 1950 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A Rosa Negra See more »

Filming Locations:

Casablanca, Morocco See more »

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Budget:

$3,000,000 (estimated)
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(FMC Library Print)

Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Recording)

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Orson Welles only took this role so he could get enough money to keep filming Othello (1951), which took years to complete due to poor financial backing. See more »

Goofs

It's the 13th Century when our heroes first leave England. Walking through the Arab market, they pass tomatoes for sale, which are later thrown at them by children. Tomatoes are a New World plant, and could not have been found in Old World markets prior to the voyages of Columbus in the 15th century. See more »

Quotes

Bayan: At least I'm good enough to know, no war was ever won that was fought in the same way as the war before it.
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Referenced in They'll Love Me When I'm Dead (2018) See more »

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 ecohen49See 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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