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Black Rose
     

The Black Rose

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Director: Henry Hathaway,

Cast: Henry Hathaway, Tyrone Power, Orson Welles, Jack Hawkins

 

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Partly conceived as a follow-up to Prince of Foxes, 20th Century-Fox's The Black Rose, reunites the earlier film's two stars, Tyrone Power and Orson Welles. Filmed on location in England and Morocco, the story concerns 13th-century Saxon nobleman Walter of Gurnie (Tyrone Power), who, after sparking an unsuccessful rebellion against the Norman conquerors

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Partly conceived as a follow-up to Prince of Foxes, 20th Century-Fox's The Black Rose, reunites the earlier film's two stars, Tyrone Power and Orson Welles. Filmed on location in England and Morocco, the story concerns 13th-century Saxon nobleman Walter of Gurnie (Tyrone Power), who, after sparking an unsuccessful rebellion against the Norman conquerors of his homeland, sets out to seek his fortune in the Far East. In the company of his friend Tristam (Jack Hawkins), Walter makes the acquaintance of megalomanic North African warlord Bayan (Orson Welles). Journeying farther, Walter and Tristam arrive in China, where they are treated with deference--so long as they never try to leave. Eventually escaping his Chinese hosts, Walter returns to his native country. Previously renounced by King Edward (Michael Rennie) because of his role in the a Saxon rebellion, Walter is welcomed back with open arms because of all the cultural and scientific wonders he's brought back from China (including gunpowder). The "Black Rose" of the title is the beauteous Maryam (Cecile Aubrey), with whom Walter fell in love while both were the prisoners of Bayan. A bit lacking in terms of spectacular adventure sequences, Black Rose scores points on its star power and splendid Technicolor photography.

Product Details

Release Date:
05/01/2007
UPC:
0024543437390
Original Release:
1950
Rating:
NR
Source:
20th Century Fox
Region Code:
1
Sound:
[Dolby Digital Mono, Dolby Digital Stereo]
Time:
2:01:00

Special Features

Tyrone Power: Family Reunion featurette; Still galleries; Original theatrical trailer

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Tyrone Power Walter of Gurnie
Orson Welles Bayan
Jack Hawkins Tristram Griffin
Michael Rennie Edward I Longshanks
Finlay Currie Alfgar
Herbert Lom Anthemus
Mary Clare Countess Eleanor of Lessford
Alfonso Bedoya Lu Chung
Gibb McLaughlin Wilderkin
Henry Oscar Friar Roger Bacon
Laurence Harvey Edmond
Cécile Aubrey Maryam
Valery Inkijinoff Minister
James Robertson Justice Simeon Beautrie
Robert Blake Mahmoud

Technical Credits
Henry Hathaway Director
Richard Addinsell Score Composer
William C. Andrews Art Director
Manuel del Campo Editor
Jack Cardiff Cinematographer
W. Percy Day Special Effects
Talbot Jennings Screenwriter
Louis D. Lighton Producer
Muir Mathieson Musical Direction/Supervision
Paul Sheriff Art Director
Michael Whittaker Costumes/Costume Designer

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- The Black Rose
1. Main Titles/Rancor [2:22]
2. The Earl's Will [8:49]
3. The Great Quarrel [3:41]
4. A Daring Raid [5:55]
5. His Father's Legacy [6:50]
6. Caravan of Riches [2:19]
7. Army Games [2:16]
8. Archery Competition [7:29]
9. War Tactics [4:01]
10. The Black Rose [:05]
11. A Miracle [5:47]
12. Tangible Results [2:11]
13. Love of England [3:02]
14. "Think Deep" [3:45]
15. A Parting of the Ways [3:40]
16. The Rope Walk [2:49]
17. Prophecy [1:31]
18. Cathay Inentions [3:21]
19. Dilemma [2:15]
20. I Wish [2:54]
21. Death of a Friend [7:20]
22. Joyful Reunion [4:16]
23. Kingly Tribute [:13]
24. A Gift From Bayan [7:17]

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The Black Rose 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
jameswormold More than 1 year ago
This is an interesting, well-acted old time movie. Don't think you'll ever see a younger Laurence Harvey. The story of a young Saxon's journey from medieval England to China & back in search of himself & his heritage. Tyrone is a bit old for the young Saxon, but still convincing. Orson Welles & the largely British supporting cast are excellent. Sit back & enjoy this one in spite of the "experts."