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Dr Syn Alias The Scarecrow


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  Dr Syn Alias The Scarecrow Review
Tookey's Rating
6 /10
 
Average Rating
4.25 /10
 
Starring
Patrick McGoohan , George Cole , Tony Britton
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Directed by: James Neilson
Written by: Robert Westerby from Russell Thorndike's novel Christopher Syn

 
 
 
Released: 1963
   
Genre: ACTION
SWASHBUCKLER
ADVENTURE
THRILLER
COSTUME
FAMILY
   
Origin: US
   
Colour: C
   
Length: 98
 
 


 

A vicar (Patrick McGoohan) leads the smugglers of Romney Marsh against oppressive excise-men.

Reviewed by Chris Tookey

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One of the few genuinely exciting children's films, and too frightening for the very young. Gripping story, good cast (especially McGoohan and George Cole) excellent use of unusual locations. Made in three parts for American TV, but so good it was released cinematically in Britain; it deserved better than the lukewarm reviews it received.

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