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(The Dark Avenger)

1955, regia di Henry Levin


Scheda: Nazione: GB - Produzione: Allied Artists Pictures Corporation - Distribuzione: 20th Century Fox Film Corporation, Allied Artists Pictures Corporation - Soggetto: Daniel B. Ullman - Sceneggiatura: Daniel B. Ullman, Phil Park - Fotografia: Guy Green - Montaggio: Edward B. Jarvis - Scenografia: Terence Verity - Costumi: Elizabeth Haffenden - Musiche: Cedric Thorpe Davie - Formato: Cinemascope Technicolor - Durata: 85'.

Cast: Errol Flynn, Joanne Dru, Peter Finch, Yvonne Furneaux, Patrick Holt, Michael Hordern, Moultrie Kelsall, Robert Urquhart, Noel Willman, Frances Rowe, Alastair Hunter, Rupert Davies, Ewen Solon, Vincent Winter, Richard O'Sullivan, Jack Lambert, John Welsh, Harold Kasker, Leslie Linder, Robert Brown, John Phillips, Christopher Lee, Patrick McGoohan.





Trama e commenti: - - - - «Durante la guerra dei Cento Anni (1337-1453), il principe Edoardo d'Inghilterra, lasciato in Francia dal padre per controllare le terre conquistate, liquida un nobile francese che non vuole rassegnarsi ad avere il nemico in casa. Interpretato da un Erroll Flynn ormai quasi cinquantenne (ancora affascinante, ma non più credibile come giovane eroe), è un film di cappa e spada spettacolare e divertente...».

Plot Summary, Synopsis, Review: IMDb - - - - - - «Flynn's final swashbuckler is a rousing costumer shot in Hertfordshire, England, which doubles as 14th-century France. Hordern is Edward III, whose men have defeated the French in the Hundred Years' War. Hordern comes back to England and allows his son, Flynn, to stay on the continent and keep watch over the Empire's new acquisitions in Aquitaine. The French king is a captive, but his countrymen still don't accept the defeat and have decided to begin a counterattack. Since Hordern returned to England with a great many troops, there is but a skeleton crew in France and the rebels know it. Further, French leader Finch has taken Dru, a British noblewoman, as a hostage. Finch is no great patriot, though, and he wants to take back Aquitaine for selfish reasons. He's a count with a mean disposition and cunning ways. He takes Dru to a castle, where she will be kept until the war is finally over, thinking his plot will cause Flynn to walk right into a trap with his men. Flynn, however, has other ideas. He masquerades as an itinerant knight, joins Finch's army, and gathers information as to the weaknesses of Finch's forces. In the exciting final sequence, Flynn leads his men in a defense of Hordern's castle...».

Approfondimenti: Movie Review


Conosciuto anche con i titoli: The Black Prince; The Warriors; Der Schwarze Prinz.




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