The Dark Avenger

The Warriors

1955

Henry Levin
Director
Allied Artists
Studio

The Black Prince has to deal with rebellious French nobles in 14th cnetury Aquitaine.

Simplistic but solid little B-movie is basically a Western in medieval garb, but competently done. The English are all nobles in white hats and the French all hissable baddies in black hats; the actual Hundred Years War was a tad more complicated. Flynn, in his last action film, is out of shape but does his best, Dru is wasted as a whiny damsel, and Finch gnaws upon French scenery as the evil rancher, I mean noble. Davies and Hunter get the best parts, and the action scenes are well done. Like all medieval films, the idea of knights running around and swordfighting in full armour is a bit ludicrous, though!

-Dave W.


The Warriors
15th April 1955
Cinema



85 mins
2.35:1

The Dark Avenger
19th April 1955
Cinema



85 mins
2.35:1



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Errol Flynn
Edward, Prince of Wales
("The Black Prince")
Joanne Dru
Lady Joan Holland
Peter Finch
Count Robert De Ville
Yvonne Furneaux
Marie, the Tavern Wench
Patrick Holt
Sir Ellys
Michael Hordern
King Edward the Third
Moultrie Kelsall
Sir Bruce
Robert Urquhart
Sir Philip
Vincent Winter
John Holland
Noel Willman
Bertrand Du Guesclin,
High Constable of France
Fanny Rowe
Genevieve, the Governess
(as Frances Rowe)
Alastair Hunter
Sir Denis Libeau
Rupert Davies
Sir John Chandos
Ewen Solon
D'Estell
(as Ewan Solon)
Richard O'Sullivan
Thomas Holland, Earl of Kent
Jack Lambert
Dubois
John Welsh
Gurd, the Peasant Leader
Harold Kasket
Arnaud, the Innkeeper
Leslie Linder
Fran├žois Le Clerc
Robert Brown
First French Knight
John Phillips
Second French Knight
Unknown 20849-01
French Knight
Unknown 20849-02
King's Herald
Unknown 20849-03
Third French Knight
Charles Rayford
King's Servant
Patrick McGoohan
English Knight
Leslie Weston
French Peasant
Marne Maitland
French Peasant
Leonard Sharp
French Peasant
Unknown Male 74
French Peasant
Colin McKenzie
English Soldier
Unknown 20849-04
Clergyman
Unknown 20849-05
Captain of Lady Joan's Escort
Unknown 20849-06
Wagon Driver
Unknown 20849-07
French Soldier Disguised as Peasant
Larry Taylor
French Soldier Disguised as Peasant
Peter Diamond
French Soldier Disguised as Peasant
Walter Gotell
French Castle Guard
Pat Halpin
French Knight
Unknown 20849-08
French Castle Guard
Hal Osmond
Frightened French Villager
Christopher Lee
French Patrol Captain at Tavern
Tony Castleton
French Soldier at Tavern
David Yates
French Soldier at Tavern
(not 100% certain)
Victor Harrington
French Soldier at Tavern
Aidan Harrington
French Soldier at Tavern
Bill Brandon
Drunken French Soldier at Tavern
Unknown 20849-13
French Knight
Peter Brace
French Knight
Unknown 20849-11
French Knight
Unknown 20849-12
French Knight
Unknown 20849-09
French Soldier
Paul Beradi
French Servant
Michael Golden
French Soldier Guarding Lady Joan's Chamber
Wensley Pithey
French Soldier Guarding Lady Joan's Chamber
Michael Godfrey
French Castle Guard
Richard Warner
Du Guesclin's Messenger
Unknown Male 63
French Noble
Unknown 20849-10
Duke of Brittany
Jim Brady
English Archer
Ian Bannen
French Knight
Frank Hawkins
English Guard
Eddie Leslie
Master at Arms
Edward Cast
Undetermined Role
Noel Coleman
Undetermined Role
Maurice Durant
Undetermined Role
Richard Holden
Undetermined Role
Stratford Johns
Undetermined Role
Sam Kydd
Undetermined Role
Donald Morley
Undetermined Role
Joe Phelps
French Soldier
Nosher Powell
Undetermined Role
Jack Keely
Stunts (uncredited)
Robert Porter
Stunt Double

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