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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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Complete credited cast:
Janette Scott ... Katherine
Ronald Lewis ... Robert
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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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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Trivia

Parts of Richard Clarke's performance is re-voiced by Robert Rietty. 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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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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A truly abysmal film, saved only by the wonderfully arch 'Limping Man', beautifully played by Jerome Willis.
15 September 2007 | by mickbaker-1See all my reviews

A truly abysmal film, saved only by the wonderfully arch villain - 'The Limping Man'- beautifully overplayed by Jerome Willis. As a keen Arthurian scholar and Dark-Age reenactor, I can say that this movie bears absolutely no relation to history - or even legend! Who was Edmund of Cornwall for goodness sake? He is unknown to this period of history.

However,it is the type of film that I would love to own,if only for Jerome Willis's character.

The film is so typical of its genre and is a 'must have' to complete anyone's kitsch collection of cheesy swashbucklers, in the same way that one has a copy of 'Agadoo' and 'The Birdie Song' in a record collection.


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Country:

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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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Mono (RCA Sound Recording)

Color:

Color (Technicolor) (as Technicolor®)

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1.85 : 1
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