The Black Shield of Falworth (1954)

The Black Shield of Falworth





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Tony Curtis always seemed a little uncomfortable in costume epics, but this trait serves him well in Black Shield of Falworth. Based on the robust novel Men of Iron by Howard Pyle, the film casts Curtis as Miles, the son of a disgraced knight. Through the sponsorship of the Earl of Mackworth Herbert Marshall, Miles is trained for knighthood, an arduous process that earns him the ridicule of his fellow trainees, who regard him as little better than a peasant. Eventually, Miles proves his mettle … More

Rating: Unrated
Genre: Drama, Action & Adventure, Romance, Classics
Directed By:
Written By: Oscar Brodney
In Theaters:
On DVD: May 30, 2000
Universal Pictures


as Lady Anne

as Gilbert Blunt, Earl ...

as Earl of Mackworth

as Diccon Bowman

as Prince Hal

as Sir James

as King Henry IV

as Walter Blunt

as Francis Gascoyne

as Dame Ellen

as Sir Robert

as Friar Edward

as Count de Vermois

as Roger Ingoldsby

as Sir George
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Howard Pyle's story Men Of Iron, manages to inform this typical swashbuckler as a young man (Tony Curtis) must clear his family's name, get back his family's land, and get the girl (Janet Leigh, most buxom). The character actors carry this piece while the leads provide the eye candy. Typical, yet fun.

Kevin M. Williams

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