1963 The Scarlet Blade

The Scarlet Blade – 1963

Alternative Title: The Crimson Blade

A Hammer Film production presented by Associated British Picture Corporation Limited and released through Warner – Pathe Distributors Ltd (UK) and Columbia Pictures (USA) 

Copyright MCMLXIII Hammer Film Productions Ltd. – All rights reserved

MPAA Approved Certificate 

The characters and incidents portrayed and the names used herein, with ttle exception of King Charles I, are fictitious and any similarity to the name, character, or history of any person is entirely accidental and unintentional 

RCA Sound Recording 

Produced at Bray Studios, England Technicolor 82 mins 



Opening title:- “1648: This is the story of a band of freemen who defied a tyrant.” During the English Civil War, the villainous Colonel Judd, once a Royalist, has changed sides and now vehemently supports Cromwell and his Ironsides. But his daughter, Clare, is still a staunch believer in the King and conspires against her father with the dashing, heroic figure known as The Scarlet Blade.


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Bernard Robinson
James Needs
Clifford Parkes
John Dunsford
Douglas Hermes and Hugh Harlow
Don Mingaye
Ken Rawkins
James Groom
Pauline Wise
Roy Ashton
Frieda Steiger
Rosemary Burrows
Les Bowie
C. Cooney
Jack Asher, BSC
Gary Hughes
John Hollingsworth
John Gilling
Anthony Nelson Keys
John Gilling


Colonel Judd
Edward Beverley
Clare Judd
Lt Hawke

Lionel Jeffries
Oliver Reed
Jack Hedley
June Thorburn
Suzan Farmer
Michael Ripper
John Harvey
Charles Houston
Harold Goldblatt
Clifford Elkin
Michael Byrne


This was actor Lionel Jeffries’ last film for Hammer, having already appeared in “The Quatermass Xperiment” (1955), “Further up the Creek” and “The Revenge of Frankenstein” (both 1958). Suzan Farmer also turns up in Hammer’s “The Devil-Ship Pirates” (1963) Dracula – Prince of Darkness” and “Rasputin – the Mad Monk” (both 1966). She also played Boris Karloff’s daughter in “Monster of Terror” (1965). Jack Hedley worked for Hammer again in “The Secret of Blood Island” (1965) and as one of Bette Davis’s sons in “The Anniversary” (1968).

Details were complied viewing the actual film. 
Source of viewing copy – The Hammer Graveyard Collection