Dr. Syn, a country priest leads a rebel band against the King's naval press gangs. Press gangs (impressment) roam the country side beating young men into submission or unconsciousness, usually at local inns and pubs, in order to enslave them in the Royal British Navy. Dr. Syn conceals his secret identity behind a sackcloth mask, and carries on activities ala Scarlet Pimpernel and Zorro from his parish base.
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Did You Know?
In 1962 Hammer made Night Creatures
(1962), which concerns the same character, Christopher Syn, created by Russell Thorndike
. Much of the basic plot is the same. Disney had already purchased the rights to the novel "Christopher Syn", based on Thorndike's works. It was determined that Disney had a better hold on the copyright for the names of Syn and Scarecrow, so the character's name is the Rev. Dr. Blyss, alias Captain Clegg. See more
At the very end, Dr. Syn and Sir Thomas are talking of Harry's rescue. Sitting a bit further away are Kate and Phillip Brackenbury. Dr. Syn mentions to Sir Thomas that the Scarecrow was able to free Harry where Dr. Syn could not. But Phillip was there when Dr. Syn entered the dungeon as himself, dressed as the Petty Officer from the naval picket. Phillip knew it was Dr. Syn who helped the prisoners escape. If he overheard Dr. Syn, it should have told him just who the "Scarecrow" really was. See more