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King Richard And The Crusaders


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  King Richard And The Crusaders Review
Tookey's Rating
2 /10
 
Average Rating
2.86 /10
 
Starring
Rex Harrison, Virginia Mayo, George Sanders
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Directed by: David Butler
Written by: John Twist from Sir Walter Scott's novel The Talisman

 
 
 
Released: 1954
   
Genre: BIOPIC
WAR
SWASHBUCKLER
ADVENTURE
SO BAD
COSTUME
   
Origin: US
   
Length: 113
 
 


 
During the Crusades, Saladin (Rex Harrison) visits England and is smitten by love of an English lady named Edith (Virginia Mayo).
Reviewed by Chris Tookey

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The battles and other action sequences are the best part of this much maligned swashbuckler, which was surely never meant to be taken seriously. Rex Harrison (wildly miscast) and George Sanders camp it up with gusto, and the screenplay contains numerous classic, good/bad lines. Sample... Lady Edith (Virginia Mayo) to Richard the Lionheart (George Sanders): War! War! That’s all you think of, Dick Plantaganet! You burner! You pillager!”


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