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The Swordsman (1948)

Young lovers brings two fighting clans together.

Director:

Joseph H. Lewis
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Larry Parks ... Alexander MacArden - aka Donald Frazer
Ellen Drew ... Barbara Glowan
George Macready ... Robert Glowan
Edgar Buchanan ... Angus MacArden
Ray Collins ... MacCoppin - A MacArden
Marc Platt ... Murdoch Glowan
Michael Duane ... Colin Glowan
Holmes Herbert ... Lord Glowan
Nedrick Young ... Bruce Glowan
Robert Shayne ... Ronald MacArden
Billy Bevan ... Old Andrew (as William Bevan)
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Young lovers brings two fighting clans together.

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Adventure

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

2 January 1948 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Le manoir de la haine See more »

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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Recording)

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Goofs

Obvious stunt double for Edgar Buchanan the first time he runs and mounts his horse. See more »

Soundtracks

Piper o'Dundee
(uncredited)
Traditional
Sung by Billy Bevan
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Not bad, Not bad at all... considering
27 February 2001 | by artzauSee all my reviews

It's 1948. Three years after WW2. The American public has not yet been drawn to the glass nipple of TV. Costume dramas do great at the box office. Larry Parks is a few years away from his blacklisting and character assassination and stars in a Scottish swash buckler with lots of swash. It's fun and entertaining. A story with clan wars, colorful kilts and lots of swordplay. Parks was no Flynn, mind you and we probably wouldn't even know him but for his Jolson roles, but this film was great entertainment. What else could you get for $.32, which was what a ticket cost for a kid in 1948. Parks was married to Betty Garrett of musical fame and the Leverne and Shirley TV comedy. It should be mentioned that she stuck by Parks all through those dark years and cared for him while he was dying of a chronic heart condition. No video, at this writing, but if it shows up on the late show, check it out.


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