Medieval epic full of swashbuckling heroics and romance. Tony Curtis plays a dashing young knight trying to defend the British throne and win the heart of a fair maiden. Myles (Curtis) is a headstrong young peasant who sets out to find out the identity of his father. He travels to the majestic MacWorth Castle, where he aims to win a knighthood as well as the hand of Lady Anne (played by Janet Leigh, Curtis's real-life bride). However, she has already been claimed by the evil Sir Walter Blunt (Patrick O'Neal) . Meanwhile, the English throne is being threatened by sinister forces from within. It seems it's up to Myles to save the kingdom.
United Kingdom released, PAL/Region 2 DVD: LANGUAGES: English ( Dolby Digital 2.0 ), WIDESCREEN (1.78:1), SPECIAL FEATURES: Interactive Menu, Scene Access, SYNOPSIS: The Black Shield of Falworth was Universal-International's first feature in CinemaScope, and is released for the very first time on DVD in the UK on 10 November 2008 by Eureka Entertainment. In one of his earliest and most dashing performances, a young Tony Curtis pursues his real-life bride Janet Leigh, while defending the British throne in this swashbuckling saga filled with jousts, jests and medieval super heroics The time is England in the reign of King Henry IV, Miles (Curtis) is a headstrong, handsome peasant determined to learn the name of his slain father and discover his true heritage. His fiery ambition and swift sword lead him to the majestic MacWorth castle. There he must compete for both knighthood as well as the hand of the fair Lady Anne (Leigh), but her love is claimed by the evil, conniving Sir Walter Blount. All the while the English throne is being challenged to the death - from sinister forces within Soon the fate of the realm, and his beloved Lady Anne, will depend upon his martial skill, but not before Miles must unlock the secret of his own shocking, mysterious identity. With its outstanding supporting cast and dazzling set design this is truly an epic tale of which legends are made! Starring the ever charismatic, multi-award winning Tony Curtis (Some like It Hot, Smell of Sweet Success, The Defiant Ones), the OSCAR® nominated Janet Leigh (Psycho, The Manchurian Candidate) and directed by the OSCAR® nominated cinematographer Rudolph Mate. ...The Black Shield of Falworth