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The Crimson Blade (1963)

The Scarlet Blade (original title)
In 1648, during the English Civil War, Captain Sylvester switches sides between the Parliamentary and Royalist camps as his interests dictate, while King Charles I is on the run from Oliver Cromwell's troops.

Director:

John Gilling

Writer:

John Gilling (screenplay)
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Nominated for 1 BAFTA Film Award. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview:
Lionel Jeffries ... Col. Judd
Oliver Reed ... Capt. Tom Sylvester
Jack Hedley ... Edward Beverley, The Scarlet Blade
June Thorburn ... Claire Judd
Michael Ripper ... Pablo
Harold Goldblatt Harold Goldblatt ... Jacob
Duncan Lamont ... Maj. Bell
Clifford Elkin Clifford Elkin ... Philip Beverley
Suzan Farmer ... Constance Beverley
John Harvey John Harvey ... Sgt. Grey
Charles Houston ... Drury
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Storyline

This historical adventure is set during the English Civil War. When King Charles I is captured by Roundhead forces led by the tyrant Colonel Judd and his right-hand man Captain Sylvester, it is up to a band of locals loyal to the King to try and rescue him. They are helped by Judd's daughter Claire who secretly helps them in defiance of her father Written by Anonymous

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A Bold Avenger ... Igniting the Flames of Rebellion in a Land of Blood and Betrayal! See more »


Certificate:

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

March 1964 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Crimson Blade See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound Recording)

Color:

Color (Eastman Color by Pathé)| Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Released as a double bill with The Son of Captain Blood (1962) in the United Kingdom. See more »

Goofs

Edward Beverly's younger brother Phillip, when planning an ambush to rescue the king, refers to the riflemen he is going to station in some bushes. Rudimentary rifles had been invented but were very slow to use and not in military use at the time and civil war firearms at least in general use would be smooth bore muskets of 10 or 12 bore. Its doubtful if soldiers called rifle men would exist at the time. See more »

Quotes

Col. Judd: [speaking of Edward Beverley] He's to be subjected to the most extreme forms of persuasion necessary to loosen his tongue.
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Crazy Credits

Opening credits prologue: 1648 This is the story of a band of freemen who defied a tyrant. See more »

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Featured in Without Walls: The Obituary Show - Oliver Reed (1993) See more »

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Terrific swashbuckler
4 September 1999 | by filmbuff-51See all my reviews

This was the first Oliver Reed film I ever saw and it's still one of my favourites. He gives an impressive early performance in this good Hammer production. The downslide of it is the main character, played by Jack Hedley, who is a bad actor. One to watch for any Oliver Reed fan.


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