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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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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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The Bold Avenger...Whose Blade Slashed a Kingdom in Half! See more »


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Details

Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

March 1964 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Crimson Blade See more »

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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound Recording)

Color:

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

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

This was Hammer's 100th film. 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

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 »

Connections

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

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Doesn't work
6 March 2007 | by no-skylineSee all my reviews

Swashbuckler from the renowned Hammer studio who are more famous for their classic horror movies. This movie suffers from some poor casting decisions and a general lack of dynamic action to set the pace in a genre that demands excitement. Jack Hedley just doesn't suit as the hero and Oliver Read is much more interesting as the bad guy I think Reed could have done a better job in the lead role (he did go on to play Athos in Richard Lesters production of the Three Musketeers).

The script is generally poor and no one comes out to well in the acting stakes but this could have been excused had there been some great set pieces but action is another element somewhat lacking in what is a fairly disappointing movie by any standards 4/10


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