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A Dirty Knight's Work (1976)

Trial by Combat (original title)
A group of British aristocrats, who call themselves "Knights of Avalon", isn't content with the system of justice and executes judgment themselves. Instead of just killing the people they ... See full summary »

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Kevin Connor

Writers:

Julian Bond (screenplay), Steven Rossen (screenplay) | 4 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
John Mills ... Colonel Bertie Cook
Donald Pleasence ... Sir Giles Marley
Barbara Hershey ... Marion Evans
David Birney ... Sir John Gifford
Margaret Leighton ... Ma Gore
Peter Cushing ... Sir Edward Gifford
Brian Glover ... Sidney Gore
John Savident ... Oliver Griggs - Police Commissioner
John Hallam ... Sir Roger
Keith Buckley ... Herald
Neil McCarthy ... Ben Willoughby
Thomas Heathcote ... Tramp
Bernard Hill ... 'Blind' Freddie - beggar
Alexander John Alexander John ... Lawyer
Diane Langton Diane Langton ... Ruby
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A group of British aristocrats, who call themselves "Knights of Avalon", isn't content with the system of justice and executes judgment themselves. Instead of just killing the people they believe guilty, they give them a chance in traditional combat. When one day, Sir Edward Gifford (Peter Cushing) witnesses their sessions, they have to remove him too. His son and heir, Sir John Gifford (David Birney) from America, starts to investigate with help from Ms. Marion Evans (Barbara Hershey) and Colonel Bertie Cook (Sir John Mills) from Scotland Yard. Written by Tom Zoerner <Tom.Zoerner@informatik.uni-erlangen.de>

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PG | See all certifications »

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

September 1976 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A Choice of Weapons See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$2,032, 14 July 2002

Gross USA:

$2,032
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Production Co:

Combat See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Released in the United Kingdom in a double bill with The Swiss Conspiracy (1976). See more »

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The return of the Knights who say "ni"
26 November 2000 | by ZarSee all my reviews

A British aristocrat played by Peter Cushing is killed by the Knights who say "ni" and it's up to his son coming all the way from America to solve the case. The whole thing is extremely silly, but Donald Pleasence, the head of "The Knights of Avalon" (a society dedicated to the medieval values of live, unfortunately gone vigilante), manages to look fairly omnious in full knights armour. Quite hard to track down these days.


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