The Scarlet Blade

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The Scarlet Blade

Poster with the US title
Directed by John Gilling
Produced by Anthony Nelson Keys
Written by John Gilling
Starring Jack Hedley
Lionel Jeffries
Oliver Reed
June Thorburn
Music by Gary Hughes
Cinematography Jack Asher
Edited by John Dunsford
Distributed by Warner-Pathé (UK) Columbia Pictures (USA)
Release dates
  • September 1963 (1963-09) (UK)
  • March 1964 (1964-03) (USA)
Running time
83 minutes
Country United Kingdom
Language English

The Scarlet Blade (released in the United States as The Crimson Blade) is a 1963 British adventure film directed by John Gilling for Hammer Film Productions.

It is a period drama set during the English Civil War and stars Oliver Reed and Lionel Jeffries.

Plot summary

When King Charles I is captured by Roundhead forces led by the tyrant Colonel Judd and his right-hand man Captain Sylvester. It is up to a band of locals loyal to the King to try to rescue him. They are helped by Judd's daughter Claire who secretly helps them in defiance of her father.

Main cast

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