The Moonraker

The Moonraker

David MacDonald (1957)

78min
U Certificate
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Review

Our Score
This English Civil War adventure may lack a decent budget and big stars, but it's still an enjoyable romp. George Baker plays the crafty Cavalier who keeps the future Charles II out of the clutches of Oliver Cromwell (portrayed with visible relish by John Le Mesurier). Sylvia Syms provides the glamour and Doctor Who fans of a certain age will recognise Patrick Troughton, who played the time traveller in his second incarnation, in a small role.

Summary

A foppish royalist nobleman leads a double life as a Roundhead-baiting highwayman. However, after Cromwell's final victory at the battle of Worcester, the dashing hero has to smuggle the son of Charles I to safety in France. Swashbuckling adventure, starring George Baker, Sylvia Syms, Marius Goring, John Le Mesurier and Patrick Troughton.

Cast & Crew

Earl Anthony of Dawlish, "the Moonraker" George Baker
Anne Wyndham Sylvia Syms
Edmund Tyler Peter Arne
Colonel Beaumont Marius Goring
Lord Harcourt Clive Morton
Prince Charles Stuart Gary Raymond
Oliver Cromwell John Le Mesurier
Henry Strangeways Richard Leech
Captain Wilcox Patrick Troughton
Director David MacDonald
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Other Information

Language: English Colour Theatrical distributor: Assoc. British Pathe Ltd Available on: Available on video and DVD

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