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'Knights  of  Yore'  Film  Festival

brief essay

links

books about knights in the movies

selected heroes
King Arthur & The Round Table
Parsifal
The Crusades
King Richard & Prince John
St. George & The Dragon
Don Quixote
Alice's White Knight
Western knights

collections & other films

image gallery

            King Arthur on his horse - b&w illustration, circa 1903 by Howard Pyle [1853-1911]

Listed here are feature films and TV shows on the subject of Knights of Yore - King Arthur (Sir Lancelot, Prince Valiant), Parsifal, Don Quixote,
King Richard & Prince John (Ivanhoe, Robin Hood), Western knights series 'The Three Mesquiteers' and 'The Range Riders', and TV's "Paladin" . . .

What are not included here are gods and superheroes (X-Men, dark knight Batman), the Jedi Knights of "Star Wars",
nor traveling Western do-gooders like "The Cisco Kid", "Red Ryder", and "The Lone Ranger".


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L i n k s
search for 'medieval+knights' on DVD at Amazon


Books  About  Knights  In  The  Movies

Reel Middle Ages book by Kevin J. Harty  "The Reel Middle Ages: American, Western & Eastern European, Middle Eastern, and Asian Films About Medieval Europe" [1999]
by Kevin J. Harty

The first comprehensive survey of films about the European Middle Ages; lists over 900 films.
McFarland & Co. 10x7 pb [3/2006] for $49.95
McFarland & Co. 10¼x7¼ library hardcover [2/99] out of print/used
Arthurian Legends on Film and Television book by Bert Olton  "Arthurian Legends On Film and Television" [2000]
by Bert Olton

McFarland & Co. 9¾x7 illustrated pb [10/2008] for $35.00
McFarland & Co. 10¼x7¼ hardcover [4/2000] out of print/used
A Knight at the Movies / Medieval History on Film book by John Aberth  "A Knight At The Movies: Medieval History On Film" [2003]
by John Aberth

Routledge 8¾x6¼ pb [7/2003] for $26.95
Routledge 9½x5¾ hardcover [7/2003] for $110.00
Books  About  Knighthood

A Knight's Own Book of Chivalry by Geoffroi de Charny  "A Knight's Own Book of Chivalry" [1350] by Geoffroi de Charny
Translated by Elspeth Kennedy, Introduction by Richard W. Kaeuper

Geoffroi de Charny (1304?-56) was perhaps Europe's most admired knight
during his lifetime; he was killed at the Battle of Poitiers.

Kindle Edition from Univ PA Press [3/2013] for $10.99
Univ PA Press 8½x6 pb [5/2005] for $13.83
The Knight in History book by Frances Gies  "The Knight in History" [1984] by Frances Gies
"It would be pretty hard to find a better concise history of European knighthood than this book."
Kindle Edition from HarperCollins e-books [7/2010] for $8.89
Harper Perennial 8¼x5½ pb [7/2011] for $11.04
Harper & Row 8x5¼ library hardcover [1999] out of print/used
How to Be a Medieval Knight book by Fiona MacDonald  "How to Be a Medieval Knight" [ages 8-12; 2005]
by Fiona MacDonald, Illustrated by Mike Bergin

National Geographic Children's Books 10½x7¾ pb [9/2007] for $5.36
National Geographic Children's Books 11x8 hardcover [6/2005] for $12.99
How to Be a Knight book by David Steer  "How To Be A Knight: A Squire's Companion" [2006] by David Steer
Templar Publng 10x10 hardcover [2006] out of print/used
Medieval Warrior's Unofficial Manual book by Michael Prestwich  "Knight: The Medieval Warrior's (Unofficial) Manual" [2010] by Michael Prestwich
An insider’s guide: how to become a knight, wield a sword, join a Crusade, and make your fortune.
Kindle Edition from Thames & Hudson [7/2013] for $11.99
Thames & Hudson 8x5¼ hardcover [5/2010] for $19.13


King  Arthur  &  The  Round  Table
The King Arthur Page at Spirit of America Bookstore covers the movies of that genre, plus the narrative poems by Geoffrey of Monmouth,
Sir Thomas Malory, and Alfred Lord Tennyson, and the modern books by Michael Ashley, Mark Twain, John Steinbeck, Howard Pyle,
T.H. White, Mary Stewart, Marion Zimmer Bradley, T.A. Barron, Richard H. Orndorff, Rosemary Sutcliff, and others.


Parsifal
illustration from 'Parzifal' German manuscript circa 1445  "The History of The Kings of Britain" by Geoffrey of Monmouth is dated to 1136; Chrétien's unfinished "Perceval, or Li Contes del Graal" is dated circa 1181-1191; that work was probably a basis for the German-language "Parzival" by Wolfram von Eschenbach [c1170-c1220], which is dated to around 1220. "Le Morte de Arthur: King Arthur and The Legends of The Round Table" by Sir Thomas Malory [c1405-1471] was published in 1485 in England.
The plot of "Parzival" begins with the knightly adventures of Parzival's father Gahmuret and his marriage to Herzeloyde; young Parzival meets three elegant knights and decides to seek King Arthur, and continues on a spiritual and physical search for the Holy Grail. A long section is devoted to Parzival's friend Gawan, who defends himself from a false murder charge and wins the hand of the maiden Orgeluse. This romantic vernacular verse narrative was hugely popular in Medieval Germany, and is often cited/blamed for launching the tradition of romantic love.

"A Companion To Wolfram's Parzival" [Camden House 1999] by Will Hasty

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Parsifal opera by Richard Wagner [1882]
http://www.amazon.com/Parsifal-Blu-ray-Wagner/dp/B00CZDVUAO/
http://www.amazon.com/Parsifal-Wagner/dp/B00CZDVUUO/
http://www.amazon.com/Wagner-Parsifal-Meier/dp/B006ZV6YUI/ [1992]

"Parsifal" silent masterpiece [Edison Mfg. Co. Oct 1904]
25-minute silent short film based on Wagner's opera; released with synchronous Kinetophone sound; directed by Edwin S. Porter; starring Adelaide
Fitz-Allen & Robert Whittier; restored by the Library of Congress in 2001, with soundtrack recorded from the original Edison cylinders.
bare credits at IMDbmovie entry at Wikipedia

"Parsifal (The Evil Forest)" [Spain Jan 1952; subtitled USA 1955]
95-minute b&w film 'freely inspired by old poems & legends of the Holy Grail and by Wagner's opera'; directed by Daniel Mangrané
& Carlos Serrano de Osma • VHS/DVD/Blu-ray not available • full credits at IMDbmovie entry at Wikipedia

"Perceval le Gallois" [France Feb 1979] /tt0078073/
140-minute color film directed by Eric Rohmer
http://www.amazon.com/Perceval-Fabrice-Luchini/dp/B00004U0FN/

"Parsifal" [Germany May 1983] the full Wagner opera directed by Hans-Jürgen Syberberg
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Parsifal_(1983_film)

"Parsifal" TV movie [Germany 1992] /tt0285875/

"Parsifal" TV movie [April 1993] /tt0256989/

"Parsifal" TV movie [Germany 1999] /tt0285876/


The  Crusades
common illustration of three Crusaders on horseback, color version  The Crusades were a series of military campaigns meant to restore a Christian presence in the Middle East, especially in the Holy City of Jerusalem, by opposing the Muslim forces then in control. There were seven major campaigns, from 1095 to 1291. King Richard the Lionheart [1157-99] of England participated in the Third Crusade, in 1191-92.
IMDb search on keyword 'crusades'entry at Wikipedia

"Omar The Tentmaker" silent feature [Dec 1922]

"The Crusades" [1935] /tt0026249/
directed by Cecil B. DeMille, starring Loretta Young, Henry Wilcoxon & Ian Keith
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Crusades_(film)

"The Black Rose" ]1950] /tt0042256/
Directed by Henry Hathaway; starring Tyrone Power, Orson Welles

"King Richard and The Crusaders" [1954] /tt0047150/

"La Gerusalemme Liberata" [Italy 1958] /tt0050429/

"El Naser Salah el Dine" [1963] /tt0057357/ story from the Arab viewpoint

"Gates To Paradise" [1968] /tt0062461/ directed by Andrzej Wajda

"The Two Crusaders (I Due Crociati)" comedy feature [Italy 1968] /tt0150412/

"Crusades" [BBC-TV 1995] /tt0111931/
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Crusades_(BBC_TV_series) [1995]

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Crusaders_(film) [2001]
two-part Italian television mini-series directed by Dominique Othenin-Girard

"Kingdom of Heaven" [2005] /tt0320661/ Director: Ridley Scott
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1283925/

"Empires: Holy Warriors - Richard the Lionheart and Saladin" [2005] /tt1031238/

"Arn: The Knight Templar" [Sweden Dec 2007] /tt0837106/

"Encyclopedia of The Crusades" [2003] by Alfred J. Andrea

"The Brethren Trilogy" novels of Knights Templar at the end of the Crusades
"Brethren" historical novel [2006] by Robyn Young
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brethren_(novel)
"Crusade" historical novel [2007] by Robyn Young
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Crusade_(Young_novel)
"Requiem" historical novel [2008] by Robyn Young
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Requiem_(Young_novel)

"Crusade" historical novel [2007] by Elizabeth Laird
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Crusade_(Laird_novel)


King  Richard  &  Prince  John
Richard Plantagenet was crowned King of England in 1189; he spent the next several years fighting in the Crusades. While Richard was gone, his brother John
ruled the kingdom badly, and the mythical Robin Hood rose up to protect the people. Richard died in battle in 1199, John became King, and things got worse.
The novel "Ivanhoe" by Sir Walter Scott was published in 1820; the story includes Richard & John and Robin Hood.

G.E. Nordell's King John Project Page

'The Legend of Robin Hood' Page
at Spirit of America Bookstore

"Ivanhoe" 1820 Novel & Movies Page
at Spirit of America Bookstore


St. George  &  The  Dragon
Versions of Eastern tales of heroism against dragons were brought back from the Crusades. The "Legenda Aurea (The Golden Legend)" by Jacobus de Voragine [c1230-1298],
Archbishop of Genoa was published in 1260; it is a collection of hagiographies. The St. George tale was embellished with then-standard romantic elements and the book was
hugely popular; around 100 copies survive.

"The Magic Sword" [Italy 1962] /tt0056211/
starring Basil Rathbone, Estelle Winwood, Gary Lockwood, Anne Helm & Vampira {Maila Nurmi}
http://www.amazon.com/Magic-Sword-Basil-Rathbone/dp/B00094ARW8/

Saint George & The Dragon book by Margaret Hodges & Trina Schart Hyman  "Saint George & The Dragon" [ages 3-6; 1984]
Retold by Margaret Hodges, Illustrated by Trina Schart Hyman

book won the Caldecott Medal
Little, Brown BFYR 10x9 pb [9/90] for $8.00
Perfection Learning 10x9 hardcover [9/90] for $15.51

"George and The Dragon" historical fantasy film [2004]
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/George_and_the_Dragon_(film)
http://www.amazon.com/George-Dragon-James-Purefoy/dp/B000MGUZCU/


Don  Quixote
The Spanish novel "El Ingenioso Hidalgo Don Quijote de La Mancha (The Ingenious Gentleman Don Quixote of La Mancha)" was published in two parts in 1605 and 1615.
The story is a tragicomedy that satirizes the many recent and popular romantic novels of stalwart knights on chivalric quests cheered on by pretty damsels. The aging Alonso Quijana anoints himself as the knight Don Quixote and sets out in ill-fitting armor and with a bumbling barber as his squire, partly to revive the waning chivalric tradition that he has read so much about.
The old man becomes more and more delusional and mistakes windmills for evil giants, and wreaks havoc on himself and others by charging at them with his wobbly lance.
(The 'tilting at windmills' metaphor is still in use, as is the term 'quixotic'.)

BLUE CHECK: listed #10 on U.K. Telegraph Best 100  Novels (8/2014)  "Don Quixote" [1605 & 1615] by Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra [1547-1616]
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Miguel_de_Cervantes • 'Don Quixote' main entry at Wikipedia

"Don Quichotte" [Pathé Frères France Oct 1903, USA July 1904]
Silent short film co-directed by Lucien Nonguet & Ferdinand Zecca • bare credits at IMDb

"Don Quichotte (Incident From Don Quixote)" [France 1908]
Silent short film directed by Georges Méliès [1861-1938]bare credits at IMDb

'Don Quixote' 1926 silent film from Denmark  
"Don Quixote" [Palladium Denmark Nov 1926]
179-minute b&w silent movie filmed in Spain; adapted &
directed by Lau Lauritzen • credits at IMDb
Adventures of Don Quixote [1933] directed by G.W. Pabst  "Adventures of Don Quixote" [United Artists U.K. May 1933, USA Dec 1934]
73-minute b&w sound version; location filming in France; basic story of mad Don Quixote and his squire Sancho, with lots of singing; five composers were commissioned to write music for the film, Jacques Ibert won. Produced, co-written & directed by G.W. Pabst; starring operatic bass Feodor Chaliapin Sr., George Robey, Oscar Asche, René Donnio, Frank Stanmore, Miles Mander, Wally Patch, Sidney Fox, Emily Fitzroy & Renée Valliers {as Dulcinea}
Video Artists Intl. 73-minute b&w DVD [5/2006] for $25.78
full credits at IMDbmovie entry at Wikipedia
watch shortened British print online [55:21] at Internet Archive
Don Quixote color cartoon short by Ub Iwerks  
"Don Quixote" color cartoon short [Celebrity Prodns / ComiColor Nov 1934]
Don Quixote escapes from a lunatic asylum and attacks a windmill and rescues a damsel and is caught by the asylum guard – {funny ending not spoiled here}. Directed by Ub Iwerks • bare credits at IMDb
watch full cartoon [8:06] online at Internet Archive

"Don Quijote de La Mancha" [1947] /tt0039330/

"Aventuras de D. Quixote" TV series [1954] /tt0288913/

"Don Kikhot" [1957] /tt0050326/

"Don Quijote von der Mancha" TV mini-series [1965] /tt0155678/

"Don Chisciotte e Sancho Panza" [1969] /tt0155678/

"Man of La Mancha" Broadway musical []
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Man_of_la_Mancha

"Man of La Mancha" [1972] /tt0068909/

"B.B.C. Play of The Month: The Adventures of Don Quixote" TV episode [1973] /tt0069680/

"Don Quixote" [1973] /tt0069991/

"The Amorous Adventures of Don Quixote and Sancho Panza" [1976] /tt0074139/

"Don Chisciotte" [1983] /tt0168683/

"Don Quixote: Kitri's Wedding, A Ballet In Three Acts" TV movie [1984] /tt0273178/

"Tskhovreba Don Kikhotisa da Sancho Panchosi" TV mini-series [1988] /tt0096504/

"Don Quijote de La Mancha" TV series [1991] /tt0174385/

"Don Quixote" [1992] /tt0104121/

"Don Quixote" TV movie [2000] /tt0181212/

"The Man Who Killed Don Quixote" [back in development?] /tt1318517/ from Terry Gilliam
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Man_Who_Killed_Don_Quixote?

"Don Quixote, Knight Errant" [2002] /tt0292466/

"Lost In La Mancha" documentary film [Aug 2002] /tt0308514/ from Terry Gilliam
http://www.smart.co.uk/lostinlamancha/lm_index.htm
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lost_in_La_Mancha


Alice's  White  Knight
color illustration of Alice meeting the White Knight (after Tenniel)  British author Lewis Carroll [1832-98] published "Through the Looking-Glass", a sequel to "Alice In Wonderland" [1865], in 1871. The White Knight represents the chess piece of the same name, and he saves Alice by defeating the Red Knight. White Knight repeatedly falls off his horse and lands on his head, and tells Alice of his silly inventions. He recites a poem of his own composition, and Alice moves on. White Knight's movie career is mixed: Walt Disney left him out of the animated "Alice In Wonderland" [1951], and Tim Burton's live-action + CGI "Alice In Wonderland" [2010] casts him as a background character.
White Knight entry at Wikipedia

more details (synopses, sequels, Broadway musicals, books & ebooks, links, merchandise) on the
"Alice In Wonderland" Books, Stageplays & Movies Page

"Alice In Wonderland" [1933) portrayed by Gary Cooper

"Thru The Mirror" 9-minute color cartoon [Disney May 1936] starring Mickey Mouse
69-minute Disney Studios Home Ent. color/b&w DVD [4/2009] for $7.50

"Alice In Wonderland" TV movie [1955] portrayed by Reginald Gardiner

"Alice In Wonderland (or What's A Nice Kid Like You Doing In A Place Like This?)" TV movie [1966] portrayed by Bill Dana

"Alice Through The Looking Glass" TV movie [1974] portrayed by Geoffrey Bayldon

"Alice In Wonderland" TV movie [1982] portrayed by Stephen Boe

"Great Performances: Alice In Wonderland" TV episode [1983] portrayed by Richard Burton

"Alice In Wonderland" TV movie [1985] portrayed by Lloyd Bridges

"Alice Through The Looking Glass" TV movie [1987] portrayed by Alan Young

"Chess Wars" [1996] portrayed by Kirk B.R. Woller

"Alice Through The Looking Glass" TV movie [1998] portrayed by Ian Holm

"Alice In Wonderland" TV movie [1999] portrayed by Christopher Lloyd

"Alice Underground" [1999] portrayed by Chris Danuser

"The Slick White Rabbit" [2005] portrayed by Steve Furedy

"Alice" TV movie [2009] portrayed by Matt Frewer


Western  Knights
The cowboy teams included here were much like Errant Knights of Olde, and "Paladin" was named for the twelve knights of Charlemagne.
The Western icons not detailed here include "The Cisco Kid" – he was the Robin Hood of the West – and "The Lone Ranger", who was
on a revenge quest against Butch Cavendish and his gang.

'The  Three  Mesquiteers'  Movies  Series
middle set of stars of 'The Three Mesquiteers' Western B-movies, circa 1938 - Max Terhune, John Wayne, and Ray 'Crash' Corrigan  The Three Mesquiteers is the umbrella title for a series of 51 Western B-movies produced by Republic Pictures that were released between 1936 and 1943. The series name was a play on mesquite and "The Three Musketeers", and each film featured a varying trio of stars. The movie series was based on a string of Western novels by William Colt MacDonald [1891-1968], which began with "The Law of The Forty-Fives" in 1933. Members of the trio over time included: Bob Livingston as Stony Brooke (29 films); Ray 'Crash' Corrigan as Tucson Smith (24 films); Max Terhune as Lullaby Joslin (21 films); Bob Steele as Tucson Smith (20 films); Rufe Davis as Lullaby Joslin (14 films); Tom Tyler as Stony Brooke (13 films); Raymond Hatton as Rusty Joslin (9 films); John Wayne [1907-79] as Stony Brooke (8 films); Duncan Renaldo as Rico Rinaldo (7 films); Jimmie Dodd as Lullaby Joslin (6 films); Syd Saylor as Lullaby Joslin (1 film); and Ralph Byrd as Larry Smith (in 1 film, replacing injured Bob Livingston during shooting).
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Three_Mesquiteers
http://www.b-westerns.com/trio3m.htm

"The Three Mesquiteers" [1936] starring Ray 'Crash' Corrigan
"Ghost-Town Gold" [1936] starring Ray 'Crash' Corrigan
"Roarin' Lead" [1936] starring Ray 'Crash' Corrigan
"Riders of The Whistling Skull" [1937] starring Ray 'Crash' Corrigan
"Hit The Saddle" [1937] starring Ray 'Crash' Corrigan, with Rita Hayworth
"Gunsmoke Ranch" [1937] starring Ray 'Crash' Corrigan
"Come On, Cowboys" [1937] starring Ray 'Crash' Corrigan
"Range Defenders" [1937] starring Ray 'Crash' Corrigan
"Heart of The Rockies" [1937] starring Ray 'Crash' Corrigan
"The Trigger Trio" [1937] starring Ray 'Crash' Corrigan
"Wild Horse Rodeo" [1937] starring Ray 'Crash' Corrigan, with Roy Rogers
"The Purple Vigilantes" [1938] starring Ray 'Crash' Corrigan
"Call The Mesquiteers" [1938] starring Ray 'Crash' Corrigan
"Outlaws of Sonora" [1938] starring Ray 'Crash' Corrigan
"Riders of The Black Hills" [1938] starring Ray 'Crash' Corrigan
"Heroes of The Hills" [1938] starring Ray 'Crash' Corrigan
"Pals of The Saddle" [1938] starring Ray 'Crash' Corrigan & John Wayne
"Overland Stage Raiders" [1938] starring Ray 'Crash' Corrigan & John Wayne
"Santa Fe Stampede" [1938] starring Ray 'Crash' Corrigan & John Wayne
"Red River Range" [1938] starring Ray 'Crash' Corrigan & John Wayne
"The Night Riders" [1939] starring Ray 'Crash' Corrigan & John Wayne
"Three Texas Steers" [1939] starring Ray 'Crash' Corrigan & John Wayne
"Wyoming Outlaw" [1939] starring Ray 'Crash' Corrigan & John Wayne
"New Frontier" [1939] starring Ray 'Crash' Corrigan & John Wayne
"The Kansas Terrors" [1939]
"Cowboys From Texas" [1939]
"Heroes of The Saddle" [1940]
"Pioneers of The West" [1940]
"Covered Wagon Days" [1940]
"Rocky Mountain Rangers" [1940]
"Oklahoma Renegades" [1940]
"Under Texas Skies" [1940] starring Bob Steele
"The Trail Blazers" [1940] starring Bob Steele
"Lone Star Raiders" [1940] starring Bob Steele
"Prairie Pioneers" [1941] starring Bob Steele
"Pals of The Pecos" [1941] starring Bob Steele
"Saddlemates" [1941] starring Bob Steele
"Gangs of Sonora" [1941] starring Bob Steele
"Outlaws of Cherokee Trail" [1941] starring Bob Steele & Tom Tyler
"Gauchos of El Dorado" [1941] starring Bob Steele & Tom Tyler
"West of Cimarron" [1941] starring Bob Steele & Tom Tyler
"Code of The Outlaw" [1942] starring Bob Steele & Tom Tyler
"Raiders of The Range" [1942] starring Bob Steele & Tom Tyler
"Westward Ho" [1942] starring Bob Steele & Tom Tyler
"The Phantom Plainsmen" [1942] starring Bob Steele & Tom Tyler
"Shadows On The Sage" [1942] starring Bob Steele & Tom Tyler
"Valley of Hunted Men" [1942] starring Bob Steele & Tom Tyler
"Thundering Trails" [1943] starring Bob Steele & Tom Tyler
"The Blocked Trail" [1943] starring Bob Steele & Tom Tyler
"Santa Fe Scouts" [1943] starring Bob Steele & Tom Tyler
"Riders of The Rio Grande" [1943] starring Bob Steele & Tom Tyler

author (Allan) William Colt MacDonald [1891-1968]
browse books at AmazonIMDb listingWikipedia

"The Three Mesquiteers: Ultimate Collection, Volume 1" DVD Box Set [2008]
The Three Mesquiteers Ultimate Collection DVD box set   Alpha Home Ent. b&w DVD set [9/2008] 11 disks for $87.78
contains 14 b&w feature films on 11 disks: "Call The Mesquiteers" [1938]; "Come On, Cowboys" [1937]; "Ghost-Town Gold" [1936]; "Gunsmoke Ranch" [1937]; "Heart of The Rockies" [1937]; "Hit the Saddle" [1937] with Rita Hayworth; "Outlaws of Sonora" [1938]; "The Purple Vigilantes" [1938]; "Range Defenders" [1937]; "Riders of The Whistling Skull" [1937]; "Roarin' Lead" [1936]; "The Three Mesquiteers" [1936]; "The Trigger Trio" [1937]; and "Wild Horse Rodeo" [1937] with Roy Rogers • any Volume 2 is nowhere to be found (2013)


'The  Range  Busters'  Movies  Series
After a salary dispute with Republic Pictures over continuation of the "Three Musquiteers" movies, Ray 'Crash' Corrigan made a deal with
Monogram Pictures that included his starring role, inclusion of "Three Musquiteers" co-star Max Terhune, filming at Corrigan's ranch in the Simi Valley
area of Southern California - and fifty percent of the series' profits. There were 24 films in the series, from 1940 to 1943; Max Terhune appeared
in all 24 'Range Busters' films, Corrigan appeared in 20 films, and Dusty King appeared in 20 films before he enlisted.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Range_Busters
http://www.b-westerns.com/trio2.htm

"The Range Busters" [1940]
"Trailing Double Trouble" [1940]
"West of Pinto Basin" [1940]
"The Trail of The Silver Spurs" [1941]
"The Kid's Last Ride" [1941]
"Tumbledown Ranch In Arizona" [1941]
"Wrangler's Roost" [1941]
"Fugitive Valley" [1941]
"Saddle Mountain Roundup" [1941]
"Tonto Basin Outlaws" [1941]
"Underground Rustlers" [1941]
"Thunder River Feud" [1942]
"Rock River Renegades" [1942]
"Boot Hill Bandits" [1942]
"Texas Trouble Shooters" [1942]
"Arizona Stage Coach" [1942]
"Texas To Bataan" [1942] - Corrigan replaced by David Sharpe
"Trail Riders" [1942] - Corrigan replaced by David Sharpe
"Two Fisted Justice" [1943] - Corrigan replaced by David Sharpe
"Haunted Ranch" [1943] - Corrigan replaced by David Sharpe
"Land of Hunted Men" [1943] - Corrigan is back, Dusty King replaced by Denny Moore
"Cowboy Commandos" [1943] - Corrigan is back, Dusty King replaced by Denny Moore
"Black Market Rustlers" [1943] - Corrigan is back, Dusty King replaced by Denny Moore
"Bullets and Saddles" [1943] - Corrigan is back, Dusty King replaced by Denny Moore

"Range Busters: Ultimate Collection, Volume 1" DVD Box Set [2008]
Range Busters Ultimate Collection DVD box set  Alpha Home Ent. b&w DVD set [9/2008] 11 disks for $45.38
contains 14 b&w feature films on 11 disks featuring The Range Busters: "Arizona Stage Coach" [1942]; "Boot Hill Bandits" [1942]; "Bullets and Saddles" [1943]; "Fugitive Valley" [1941]; "Haunted Ranch"
[1943]; "The Kid's Last Ride" [1941]; "Rock River Renegades" [1942]; "Saddle Mountain Roundup"
[1941]; {error} "The Three Mesquiteers" [1936]; "Tonto Basin Outlaws" [1941]; "The Trail of The Silver Spurs" [1941]; {error} "The Trigger Trio" [1937] starring The Three Mesquiteers; "Trail Riders"
[1942]; and "Wrangler's Roost" [1941]; bonus material includes Coming Attractions & Previews

information on Amazon is incomplete; any Volume 2 is nowhere to be found (2013)


'The  Rough  Riders'  Movies  Series
Monogram had another 'Trigger Trio' series, "The Rough Riders", starring Buck Jones, Colonel Tim McCoy [1891-1978], and Raymond Hatton;
there were only eight films in the series because McCoy returned to active military service and then Buck Jones was killed in a Boston nightclub fire.

"Arizona Bound" [July 1941]
"The Gunman From Bodie" [Sept 1941]
"Forbidden Trails" [Dec 1941]
"Buck Jones and The Rough Riders In Forbidden Trails" [Better Little Book #1486]
"Below The Border" [Jan 1942]
"Ghost Town Law" [March 1942]
"Down Texas Way" [May 1942]
"Riders of The West" [Aug 1942]
"West of The Law" [Oct 1942]

"Rough Riders: Monogram Collection" DVD Box Set [2008]
Rough Riders Monogram Collection starring Tim McCoy & Buck Jones   Alpha Home Ent. b&w DVD set [11/2008] 9 disks for $37.03
contains 9 feature films: the eight 'Rough Riders' films as above starring
Buck Jones, Tim McCoy & Raymond Hatton, plus "Dawn On The
Great Divide"
[Dec 1942] without Tim McCoy { credits at IMDb }


"Paladin"  TV Series  []


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opening title screen shot for 'Restless Knights' 1935 comedy short film starring The Three Stooges  "Restless Knights" [Columbia Feb 1935 short]
Three medieval peasants learn that they are of royal blood and vow to save the kingdom; they take jobs guarding the queen and when she is abducted, they are sentenced to die • Directed by Charles Lamont; written by Felix Adler; starring Larry, Moe & Curly, with Geneva Mitchell, George Baxter & Walter Brennan
available on "The Three Stooges Collection, Volume 1" DVD on 'The Three Stooges' Page
full credits at IMDbmovie entry at Wikipedia

"A Knight For The Day" 7-minute color cartoon [Disney 1946] starring Goofy
54-minute Disney Studios Home Ent. color DVD [4/2009] for $9.79

'Squareheads of The Round Table' 1948 comedy short film starring The Three Stooges  "Squareheads of The Round Table" [Columbia March 1948 short]
Three Elizabethan-era troubadors help their friend Cedric the Blacksmith win the hand of a princess promised to the evil Black Knight; remade in 1954 as "Knutzy Knights" • Written & directed by Edward Bernds; starring Shemp & Larry & Moe, with Jock Mahoney, Christine McIntyre, Philip Van Zandt, Vernon Dent & Joe Palma
available on "The Three Stooges Collection, Volume 5" DVD on 'The Three Stooges' Page
full credits at IMDbmovie entry at Wikipedia
'Knutzy  Knights' 1954 comedy short film starring The Three Stooges  "Knutzy Knights" [Columbia Sept 1954 short]
Three Elizabethan-era peasants help their friend Cedric the Blacksmith win the hand of a princess promised to the evil Black Knight • Produced & directed by Jules White; starring Shemp, Larry & Moe, with Jock Mahoney, Christine McIntyre, Philip Van Zandt, Vernon Dent & Joe Palma
available on "The Three Stooges Collection, Volume 7" DVD on 'The Three Stooges' Page
full credits at IMDbmovie entry at Wikipedia

"The Black Shield of Falworth" [Universal Pictures Sept 1954]
Black Shield of Falworth 1954 movie  "All the pageantry & excitement of knightood's epic age!" • In the time of King Henry IV, circa 1400 AD; the son & daughter of a falsely-disgraced knight are raised as peasants, unaware of their noble status; they are sent to Lord Mackworth's castle as wards; the boy is assigned to train for knighthood, so that he can claim his birthright and assist in defeating the evil Duke of Alban
Filmed in Technicolor™ & CinemaScope™ widescreen (release included standard screen prints); directed by Rudolph Maté; loosely adapted by Oscar Brodney from Howard Pyle's 1891 illustrated novel "Men of Iron"; starring Tony Curtis, Janet Leigh, David Farrar, Barbara Rush, Herbert Marshall, Torin Thatcher, Dan O'Herlihy, Patrick O'Neal, Craig Hill, Ian Keith, Doris Lloyd, Rhys Williams, Leonard Mudie, Maurice Marsac, Leo Britt, Charles B. Fitzsimons, Gary Montgomery, Claud Allister
A.I.S. Video widescreen color Blu-ray [9/2009] out of prodn/used
Universal Vault Series widescreen color DVD-R [11/2009] for $19.98\
Universal Studios color VHS [5/2000] for $29.98
full credits at IMDbmovie entry at Wikipedia
watch official trailer [10/2011 upload; 2:12] online at YouTube
two uploads of this movie exist on YouTube, but both are badly framed and unwatchable

"El Cid" [1961] epic film of the legendary XIth Century Spanish hero

"A Knight's Tale" adventure comedy film [2001]
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/A_Knight%27s_Tale


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original b&w version of Tenniel's illustration for Alice meeting the White Knight, from Lewis Carroll's "Through The Looking Glass" [1871]           still photograph from 'Knutzy Knights' 1954 short comedy film starring the Three Stooges, here wearing armor


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