The Black Shield of Falworth (DVD) (Blu-ray)

Director: Rudolph Maté

Stars: Tony Curtis Janet Leigh

1954 USA

Adventure Romance History


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  • Country: USA
  • Language: English
  • Year: 1954
  • Runtime: 99
  • Aspect Ratio: 2.35:1
  • Colour: Colour
  • Certificate: U
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  • Genre: Adventure
  • SKU: EKA40282
  • 1 Disc
  • Release Date: Nov 10, 2008
  • SKU: EKA70012
  • 1 Disc
  • Release Date: Nov 10, 2008
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For the very first time anywhere in the world in glorious1080p High definition and in its original aspect ratio The Black Shield of Falworth, starring Tony Curtis & Janet Leigh was Universal-International’s first feature in CinemaScope.

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 setting 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), Oscar® nominated Janet Leigh (Psycho, The Manchurian Candidate) and directed by Oscar® nominated cinematographer Rudolph Maté.


  • Gorgeous 1080p presentation of the film in its original 2:35:1 CinemaScope aspect ratio