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The Crimson Blade (1963)

The Scarlet Blade (original title)
Approved | | Adventure, Drama, History | March 1964 (USA)
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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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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The Bold Avenger...Whose Blade Slashed a Kingdom in Half! 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

The film takes place in 1648. See more »

Goofs

The woods are full of Rhododendrons, a bush not introduced to Great Britain from the Himalayas until the late 18th century - 150 years after the Civil War. See more »

Quotes

Capt. Tom Sylvester: [to Claire Judd] I love you even more when you're angry. It does something for your complexion.
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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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