Dr Syn, Alias the Scarecrow

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Conventional adventure yarn with a mysterious smuggler (actually the Vicar of Dymchurch) performing deeds of derring-do up and down the Kent coast during the reign of George III. It's a Disney production, so naturally the piratical vicar (previously incarnated by George Arliss in l937) takes on tiresomely po-faced Robin Hood traits. The cast is exceedingly British, so many minutes can be whiled away spotting familiar figures in side-whiskers and breeches.

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Duration: 98 mins

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Director: James Neilson
Screenwriter: Robert Westerby
Cast: Patrick McGoohan
George Cole
Tony Britton
Michael Hordern
Geoffrey Keen
Kay Walsh
Eric Pohlmann
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