The Black Rose

The Black Rose

Henry Hathaway (1950)

115min
U Certificate
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Review

Our Score
Filmed in England and North Africa, this sweeping 13th-century-set yarn stars Tyrone Power as the bastard son of a Saxon nobleman who travels from England to the Far East. On the way to Cathay, he rescues a blonde slave girl (diminutive French actress Cécile Aubry) and confronts a Mongolian warlord (Orson Welles hamming it up behind heavy Oriental make-up). The film is good to look at, but most of the dialogue is so bad it's painful to listen to. The fur coat worn by Welles was so heavy it took two wardrobe men to help him into it.

Summary

A Saxon warrior travels to Asia to seek his fortune and escape the reign of terror imposed by Norman invaders. Historical adventure, starring Tyrone Power and Orson Welles.

Cast & Crew

Walter of Gurnie Tyrone Power
Bayan Orson Welles
Maryam Cecile Aubry
Tristram Jack Hawkins
Alfgar Finlay Currie
Anthemus Herbert Lom
King Edward Michael Rennie
Countess of Lessford Mary Clare
Edmond Lawrence Harvey
Mahmoud Robert Blake
Director Henry Hathaway
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Other Information

Language: EnglishColourTheatrical distributor: 20th Century Fox Film Co. LtdAvailable on: DVD
Drama