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The Dark Avenger

original film poster
Directed by Henry Levin
Produced by Walter Mirisch
Written by Daniel B. Ullman
Phil Park(uncredited)
Starring Erroll Flynn
Joanne Dru
Peter Finch
Yvonne Furneaux
Music by Alex North
Cinematography Guy Green
Editing by Edward B. Jarvis(as E.B. Jarvis)
Distributed by Allied Aritsts Pictures
20th Century Fox
Warner Bros. Pictures
Release date(s) September 11, 1955 (1955-09-11)
Running time General release:
85 Min
Language English

The Dark Avenger is a 1955 film directed by Henry Levin. The screenplay was written by Daniel P. Ullman and Phil Park who was uncredited. The film starred Erroll Flynn, Joanne Dru and Peter Finch. The music score was by Cedric Thorpe Davie.

The Dark Avenger follows the adventures of Edward the Black Prince, son of King Edward III and heir to the throne of England, as he tries to liberate the people of Aquitaine from the cruel grasp of France.

The film was the last swashbuckler film Erroll Flynn would ever make. It is sometimes titled The Warriors in the United States and had a working title of The Black Prince in the United Kingdom.



Edward, Prince of Wales, son and heir to his father King Edward III of England, leads an English army to the French province of Aquitaine to protect the inhabitant from the ravages of the French. After defeating the French in battle, the defeated French plot to kill the prince. Failing in this, they kidnap his lady, the lovely Lady Joan Holland. Of course Prince Edward has to ride to the rescue, adopting numerous guises to save his paramour, which ultimately end in him leading his men into one final climactic battle against the French.

Historical Inaccuracies

The real Joan Holland was in fact two years older than Edward, not thirteen years his junior. Although Flynn was 46 when he made the movie, Edward himself died in 1376 at age 45, several years after leaving his governorship of Aquitaine - he was not leading troops into battle in his later years.


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