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FULL SYNOPSIS

Alan Ladd once more journeyed to England to make a film for Columbia's British counterpart (Warwick Studios), and the result was the lively swashbuckler The Black Knight. Ladd plays John, a young swordmaker who aspires to join the Knights of the Round Table. Unfortunately, he is falsely accused of cowardice and banished from his community. Thanks to the secret tutelage of one of Arthur's knights, John is able to train himself in the art of combat, and soon reemerges as the vengeance-seeking Black Knight. In this guise, he is able to bring a group of traitors to justice, rout a band of invading Saracens, and rescue his lady love Linet (Patricia Medina) from certain doom. Anthony Bushell, who was soon to completely forsake acting in favor of producing and directing, costars as King Arthur, while the villains of the piece are essayed by Peter Cushing and future Dr. Who Patrick Troughton. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

Cast

Alan Ladd
as John
Peter Cushing
as Sir Palamides
Harry Andrews
as Earl Of Yeonil
Laurence Naismith
as Major Domo
Patrick Troughton
as King Mark
Anthony Bushell
as King Arthur
Ronald Adam
as The Abbot
Basil Appleby
as Sir Hal
Jean Lodge
as Guinevere
Pauline Jameson
as Countess Yeonil
John Kelly
as Woodcutter
Elton Hayes
as Troubadour
Jill Adams
Thomas Moore
as The Apprentice
Olwen Brookes
as Lady Ontzlake
Andre Morell
as Sir Ontzlake
Patricia Medina
as Linet

Crew

Tay Garnett
Director
Irving Allen
Producer
Albert R. Broccoli
Producer
Alec Coppel
Screenwriter
John Addison
Composer (Music Score)
Gordon Pilkington
Editor
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