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Siege of the Saxons (1963)

Approved | | Adventure, History | August 1963 (USA)
In league with the Saxon invaders, Edmund of Cornwall plans to slay King Arthur, marry his daughter and usurp the throne of England but wizard Merlin and outlaw Robert Marshall stand in the way.

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Complete credited cast:
... Katherine
... Robert
Ronald Howard ... Edmund
... Merlin
... King Arthur
... The Limping Man
Francis De Wolff ... The Blacksmith (as Francis De Wolfe)
Charles Lloyd Pack ... The Doctor
... Young Monk
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King Arthur learns one of his knights is plotting to take over and marry his daughter. After the King's death, the Knight wishing to marry the princess is ordered by the great wizard Merlin to remove the sword from the scabbard and prove his right to the throne. Written by <imparja@ozemail.com.au>

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Saxon legions storm the flaming walls of King Arthur's Camelot.

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The white armour worn by Ronald Lewis appears to be the same armour worn by Alan Ladd in the Black Knight made in the 1950's. See more »

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At the end of the film, Queen Katherine is talking to Robert and, at one point, she turns around and the top part of her dress is obviously fastened with a zip. See more »

Quotes

Robert: We're going to Merlin. He made your father king; perhaps he can make you queen.
Katherine: Now I know you're lying. Nobody knows where Merlin is.
Robert: Well, that will make things more difficult, won't it?
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Remake of The Black Knight (1954) See more »

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Plainsong
(uncredited)
Music by Iain Carnegie
Amphonic Music Ltd
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Ridiculous, but fun
14 August 2012 | by See all my reviews

I agree with most of the positive reviews above. But nobody mentioned the superb cinematography. It's so crisp, so clear, so focused … Which is a pity as the blurred footage inserted from other films therefore sticks out like a sore thumb. The film reminds me of "Dead Men Don't Wear Plaid," in so far as the actors are obviously garbed in costumes that will match those we see later in this inserted footage. And half the fun is trying to identify from where the inserts come: Alan Ladd fighting at Castell Coch in Cardiff is the most obvious. But if you're a student of architecture, you'd better avoid this, as there are so many styles all mixed up, but all post-1066. And all this and Laurie Johnson too!


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