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Cardboard Cavalier (1949)

In Cromwellian England, royalists commission a barrow boy to carry a secret letter. Helped by Nell Gwynn, he succeeds after encounters with a castle ghost and custard pies.

Director:

Walter Forde

Writer:

Noel Langley (screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Sid Field Sid Field ... Sidcup Buttermeadow
Margaret Lockwood ... Nell Gwynne
Jerry Desmonde Jerry Desmonde ... Col. Lovelace
Jack McNaughton Jack McNaughton ... Uriah Group
Brian Worth Brian Worth ... Tom Pride
Edmund Willard Edmund Willard ... Oliver Cromwell
Mary Clare ... Milady Doverhouse
Alfie Dean Alfie Dean ... Murdercasket
Anthony Hulme Anthony Hulme ... Charles II
Miles Malleson ... Judge Gorebucket
Irene Handl ... Lady Agnes
Joan Young Joan Young ... Maggie
Claude Hulbert ... Sylvester Clutterbuck
Michael Brennan Michael Brennan ... Brother Barebones
Peter Bull ... Mosspot
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In Cromwellian England, royalists commission a barrow boy to carry a secret letter. Helped by Nell Gwynn, he succeeds after encounters with a castle ghost and custard pies.

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Comedy

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

31 March 1949 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

L'allegro moschettiere See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Two Cities Films See more »
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Soundtracks

Ching-A-Ring-A-Rinkum
(uncredited)
Traditional
Arranged by Arthur Young
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Very funny, I wish I'd seen this long ago.
26 May 2000 | by robert_dyballSee all my reviews

This is funny, clean, and although only B/W, one of the best movies I've seen.

The main character, Sid Field plays "Sidcup Buttermeadow", who honestly couldn't find his behind with both hands. He accidentally overthrows Cromwell and his nasty cronies.

If you like the Princess Bride, and don't need gratuitous sex and violence, then see if you can find it or persuade your local TV station to.

Now if only I could find where to buy a copy on VHS/PAL...


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