PG | | Action, Adventure, Romance
When Prince John and the Norman Lords begin oppressing the Saxon masses in King Richard's absence, a Saxon lord fights back as the outlaw leader of a rebel guerrilla army.
The movie was filmed in Bidwell Park, Chico, CA. A municipal park, it's the third largest in California and one of the 25 largest in the US.
Town Crier announcing capture of Richard:
News has come from Vienna: "Leopold of Austria has seized King Richard on his return from the Crusades. Our king is being held prisoner. Nothing further is known. His Highness Prince John will make further public pronouncement tomorrow."
At the time of King Richard the Lion Heart's reign, the syllable "Fitz" was always added to the name of an illegitimate child of the aristocracy. Marion FITZwalter is referred to as "Lady" even though illegitimate children could not inherit titles. They could have titles created for them, however.
Opening card: "In the year of Our Lord 1191 when Richard, the Lion-Heart, set forth to drive the infidels from the Holy Land, he gave the Regency of his Kingdom to his trusted friend, Longchamps, instead of to his treacherous brother, Prince John.
Bitterly resentful, John hoped for some disaster to befall Richard so that he, with the help of the Norman barons, might seize the throne for himself. And then on a luckless day for the Saxons..."
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