The Crimson Blade

The Crimson Blade

Director: John Gilling Cast: Lionel Jeffries, Oliver Reed, Jack Hedley


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Its the Cavaliers vs. the Copperheads in this costume drama set during the 17th-century British Civil War. Our sympathies are supposed to be with Oliver Cromwell's underground troops--and they are, since the arrogant Cromwell isn't around to comprise his followers' heroism. Lionel Jeffries, loyal to Cromwell, is confounded by his daughter June Thorburn's fidelity to the Throne. Oliver Reed co-stars as Jeffries' right-hand man and June's boyfriend. Crimson Blade does little to clarify the complex issues attending the war, but it delivers the goods in the action department.

Product Details

Release Date: 02/04/2014
UPC: 0043396437401
Original Release: 1963
Rating: NR
Source: Sony Pictures Home
Time: 1:23:00
Sales rank: 62,989

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Lionel Jeffries Col. Judd
Oliver Reed Capt. Tom Sylvester
Jack Hedley Edward
June Thorburn Clare Judd
Michael Ripper Pablo
Harold Goldblatt Jacob
Duncan Lamont Maj. Bell
Suzanne Farmer Constance
John Harvey Sgt. Grey
Charles Houston Drury
Michael Byrne Lt. Hawke
Harry Towb Cobb
Robert Rietty Charles I
John Watson Fitzroy
Douglas Blackwell Blake
John Woodnut Lt. Wyatt
Eric Corrie Duncannon
Dennis Holmes Chaplain
John Stuart Beverley

Technical Credits
John Gilling Director,Screenwriter
Jack Asher Cinematographer
Roy Ashton Makeup
Les Bowie Special Effects
John Dunsford Editor
Gary Hughes Score Composer
John Hollingsworth Musical Direction/Supervision
Anthony Nelson Keys Producer
Don Mingaye Art Director
Clifford Parkes Production Manager
Bernard Robinson Production Designer

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