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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.

Director:

Nathan Juran
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Janette Scott ... Katherine
Ronald Lewis ... Robert
Ronald Howard Ronald Howard ... Edmund
John Laurie ... Merlin
Mark Dignam ... King Arthur
Jerome Willis ... The Limping Man
Francis De Wolff Francis De Wolff ... The Blacksmith (as Francis De Wolfe)
Charles Lloyd Pack Charles Lloyd Pack ... The Doctor
Peter Mason ... Young Monk
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Storyline

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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Adventure | History

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Country:

UK | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

August 1963 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

La Tizona del Rey See more »

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Production Co:

Ameran Films See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound Recording)

Color:

Color (Technicolor) (as Technicolor®)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

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 »

Goofs

The monarch's standard includes a quadrant with the Fleur De Lys: this relates to the monarchy's French possessions. However, this connection did not arise until 1066 when William of Normandy defeated Harold at the Battle of Hastings to become William 1, so the standard could not have been that of monarchs of Saxon times. 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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Connections

Referenced in Masters of Sex: The Excitement of Release (2015) See more »

Soundtracks

Choral Music
(uncredited)
from The Black Knight (1954)
Traditional
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Terrible, but not bad
4 June 2008 | by ValerioSee all my reviews

Robin Hood meets King Arthur, as performed by the Batley Townswomen's Guild?

The film is ludicrously bad, in too many ways to list. However, the leading actors give it their all, and they have nothing to be ashamed of.

The result is surprisingly enjoyable, and I might even watch it again on another day when my brain (like King Arthur at the start of the film) needs a complete rest.

Other than that, I have nothing to add to the reviews by Jonathan Dabell and Paul Round, which are both spot-on.


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