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4.0 out of 5 stars Yondah lies the castle of my faddah!, 17 Nov 2009
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This review is from: The Black Shield of Falworth [Blu-ray] [1954] (Blu-ray)
Here's Universal Studios first CinemaScope picture, but more importantly, the first anamorphic scope picture in Technicolor (all of the 20th Century Fox premiere releases were in Color by DeLuxe). This EUREKA high-definition transfer is first-rate, and a benchmark for continuing Blu-ray masters of classic films.
Curtis and Leigh were hot mid-century contract players for Universal at the time this matinee swashbuckler was released, and that low-budget studio's set pieces are quite evident throughout this production. Universal didn't jump on the CinemaScope stereophonic bandwagon either. Still, it's a quaint costume potboiler with loads of 1950's nostalgia working for it. Wouldn't it be great to see Blu-Ray transfers of other great early scope adventures like KING OF THE KHYBER RIFLES, THE EGYPTIAN, SEVEN CITIES OF GOLD, MOONFLEET etc. etc. etc. etc....
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Initial post: 9 Jul 2010 00:08:24 BDT
Last edited by the author on 9 Jul 2010 00:08:44 BDT
Not only does Curtis say this nowhere in the movie: he couldn't possibly say it, as his faddah is dead. This story is reported to have come from a remark made by Debbie Reynolds on TV, which subsequently became enshrined in legend.

Posted on 17 Apr 2011 23:16:51 BDT
rockin-rog says:
The line "Yondah Lies the castle of my faddah" is virtually the opening dialogue by Robert Wagner in PRINCE VALIANT.

In reply to an earlier post on 4 Jul 2012 15:52:19 BDT
Last edited by the author on 4 Jul 2012 15:53:34 BDT
Many of the Leading parts in Pageant Films were given to American Rising, or Superstars. Robert Taylor in Quo Vadis, springs to mind, with that all prevailing American accent. Only Burton, and Edmond Purdom, restored some authenticity to these kind of films.

In reply to an earlier post on 18 Jul 2012 11:21:01 BDT
Apparently the line, or similar, is actually in "Son of Ali Baba"
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