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Black Arrow (1985)

In 15th century England, a civil war called Wars of the Roses is being fought between two rival houses who want the throne. Fresh from battle, a knight finds his family dead. He joins the outlaws led by the Black Arrow to seek justice.

Director:

John Hough

Writers:

Robert Louis Stevenson (novel), David Pursall (screenplay by) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Benedict Taylor ... Richard
Georgia Slowe ... Joanna
Oliver Reed ... Sir Daniel
Fernando Rey ... Warwick
Stephan Chase ... Black Arrow
Donald Pleasence ... Sir Oliver Oates
Roy Boyd Roy Boyd ... Lawless
Aldo Sambrell ... Scar (as Adolf Sambrell)
Carol Gotell Carol Gotell ... Hannah
Robert Russell ... Appleyard
Frank Braña ... Sykes
Ralph Brown ... Yardley
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Storyline

In England, during the 15th century, many lords and noblemen vie for the throne. Among the contenders, two of the most powerful nobles fight a bitter war among one another. Sir Daniel is the head of the House of York, while Sir Henry is the head of the House of Lancaster. Among all the English nobles,they stand the best chance of becoming the next king of England, given their wealth and power, but there can only be one monarch. The two Houses go to war. Each House chooses a symbol - the House of York chooses the white rose while the House of Lancaster chooses the red rose. The Earl of Warwick is the sitting monarch's advisor but he has already started to plot against the king in a secret alliance with Sir Daniel. The only party not having anything to gain from either House acceding to the throne is the English populace facing ever increasing royal taxes. However, a mysterious champion of the poor and the oppressed has appeared on the scene, attacking and killing any tax collecting ... Written by nufs68

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Country:

USA | Spain

Language:

English

Release Date:

6 January 1985 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Black Arrow - Krieg der Rosen See more »

Filming Locations:

Spain

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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Version of The Black Arrow (1948) See more »

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Lots of running inserts, some very good acting, some mediocre stunt work
6 September 2017 | by morrisonhimselfSee all my reviews

This good story, by Robert Louis Stevenson, is almost well done here, in what seems to be a British production filmed in Spain.

The leading lady is exotically gorgeous beyond words, reminding me a bit of Ina Balin. The young leading man is also gorgeous, but not very believable as a master fighter.

The title character mostly poses, but the actor portraying him seems totally capable of giving full flesh, if provided a better script.

Ah, then there is "Oates," magnificently played by Donald Pleasance, one of the greatest, most capable actors of the last hundred years. I just can't imagine him ever playing a part wrong.

The chief bad guy, played by Oliver Reed, is as rotten as a villain can be in a TV movie, and the performance is what we would expect from one of the masters.

There are, though, writing and directorial and editorial flaws, and they do detract, at least a bit. There are moments of corn, of misplaced action, and not-well-matching scenes.

Still, suspend your disbelief, admire the amazing beauty of Georgia Slowe, and you can enjoy this version of "The Black Arrow," which is available in a wobbly version at YouTube.


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