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The Spanish Sword (1962)

A king's knight fights against a treasonous baron.





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Complete credited cast:
Ronald Howard ... Sir Richard Clovell
... Lady Eleanor
... Baron Breaute
... Philip
Robin Hunter ... Thomas of Exeter
Derrick Sherwin ... Edmund
Sheila Whittingham ... Frances
Garard Green ... Sergeant
Barry Shawzin ... Red Beard
Paul Craig ... Jeremy
... Barmaid (as Marjorie Lawrence)
Alan Haywood ... Baker
Michael Wynne ... Villager
Jill Hyem ... Lady in Waiting


In 1264, King Henry III of Britain is facing an uprising by many noblemen, led by Simon de Montfort, who wants to overthrow him. As such, Henry appoints a band of his most loyal subjects as his guardsmen to uphold the law of the land in an effort to retain peace. Chief among these men is Sir Richard Clovell, who fought for the King in many a battle throughout Europe, and who is known to wield a Spanish sword won in one of those battles. In his travels, he learns in the dying words from one of the King's spies that Baron Breaute, ruler of a region called Rochefort, is plotting with de Montfort to put together a rebellion army, funded by a treasury of plundered gold hidden somewhere in Rochefort. Clovell and his men are able to run Breaute and his men out of Rochefort, but he knows that Breaute will be back to retrieve the hidden gold. Meanwhile, the King is defeated in battle against de Montfort. When news of the defeat spreads, many of the men accompanying Clovell question their ... Written by Huggo

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January 1962 (UK)  »

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Baron Breaute: Kill a man and that's the end of it. He suffers no more. Take him to the whipping-post. I'll apply the lash myself.
[Moments later]
Baron Breaute: Now we'll see which is the strongest. His back or my arm.
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7 January 2015 | by See all my reviews

If you're in the film industry and looking for something else, this is something else. 'Low-budget B Movie' doesn't come close to preparing you for the abject disappointment of this film. Any period film is going to be expensive, done properly - so this was never going to work. Nigel Green - an actor I very much admired, couldn't pull this dog out of the .....! The sword fighting scenes where victims are viewed being run through are truly awful, because it's clear that the victim has the blade under his arm and is turned sideways to look as though the sword has gone through, when it obviously hasn't! And that's just the beginning - I won't waste your time with any further negative comments, other than to repeat that students of the film industry should watch films like this!

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