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The Black Rose(1950)

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  • Action, Adventure & Romance

    • fangirl
    • 12/8/14

    Co-stars Tyrone Power and Jack Hawkins are handsome and dynamic and you will come to love both of them. The exotic locales from grand English castles to Mongol warrior camps to Chinese palaces and Silk Road caravans transport you to another world. Cecile Aubrey and Orson Wells's play their characters as oddities and their strangeness contributes to the story's usual flavor. It's a terrific romantic fantasy.

  • Fairytale adventure

    • Kris
    • 5/17/14

    Anyone who likes adventure movies based in long ago should really enjoy The Black Rose. Orson Wells plays Byan, one of Genghis. Khan's generals. Tyrone Power and Jack Hawkins are (12th or 13th century?) Englishmen on an adventure to the exotic fabled far East. It's all very evocative of Marco Polo's time, with great costumes and scenery. Playing a part that is both heroic and sensitive Tyrone Power is at his most wonderful. He is well cast as the reluctant object of a strange young half English girl's (The Black Rose) dream to be taken away to the England that her father described to her. Beautiful, slightly mysterious, romantic film.

  • An Old Favorite

    • Frances J
    • 4/4/14

    This has always been one of my favorite Tyrone Power films. Perhaps it's the exotic settings of this adventure story and the great stylish music. Tyrone is mature and I really like his whole approach to his roles after he left the War service. He shouldn't have been referred to as a youth in the script since he was mature beyond the "youth" stage. Nevertheless, he is perfect as a man burdened by the heritage he and his family were deprived of by the Normans. The Black Rose is a good escapist movie with a lot of action, unusual romance and interesting basis in history. I especially appreciate Jack Hawkins as the traveling companion in this story. It's a very sympathetic role. He and Power worked so well together they are a pleasure to watch. Just a wonderful tale that's beautifully acted and well produced. I recommend it.

  • A Charming Adventure Story

    • Dee2
    • 12/19/13

    This is escapist fare of the kind Hollywood used to mass produce and has so much to enjoy. Two handsome young men set out on fantastic adventures in far away places to learn in the end how much "home " means. The great Tyrone Power and equally great Jack Hawkins are splendid as the attractive Saxons fleeing Norman England. Orson Wells plays a strangely learned but brutal Mongolian warlord to the hilt. The young Cecile Aubrey is suitably strange and a little mystifying in her role as Miriam, the girl with the dream that leads the travelers home again. Wonderfully atmospheric fairytale with beautiful stars, sensational sets and costumes and a truely lovely musical score. Dreamy flavorful entertainment.

  • Don't believe the negative reviews

    • The Unbirthday Girl
    • 9/2/12

    I admit it. I'm a huge Tyrone Power fan but had been postponing the watching of The Black Rose because of a few caustically negative reviews I had read (one of which seems to be making the rounds on imdb, Amazon and here). I finally forced myself to watch it, and I really liked the movie. I was also prepared to dislike the leading lady. Sure, Leslie Caron would have been perfect in the role, but I think Miss Aubry acquits herself nicely. She's cute, small and endearing---exactly what the role needs. Jack Hawkins is his usual wonderful self, Ty is terrific, and Orson Welles is magnetic. Ty must have been a very generous actor; Orson steals every scene he's in, always fiddling with something or doing something with his face that draws the viewer's attention to him. Ty didn't seem to mind. The Black Rose has some stunning photography, a beautiful score and a good story. It's worth a second viewing, too. Even my teen son gave it a two thumbs up. NOTE: I had submitted this review earlier but it didn't appear, so I'm trying again. If this is a doublet, you, dear reader, will understand why.

  • The Blak Rose

    • Jim
    • 3/21/10

    This is a great movie that I have enjoyed since I was a little girl. Don't pick it to death and try to make too much of it as historical. Just good entertainment. Romantic place and movie. To me the girl carried the movie and Tyrone Power played a character that had flaws and wasn't perfect. So what, it all turned out in the end.

  • Tyrone Power Rendered Impotent

    • Brent Rohde
    • 6/26/07

    "The Black Rose" = stinkweed. Its unprepossessing plot is shot full of holes. The poorly drawn characters are generally unsympathetic. Consider the atrocious casting of the film's leading roles: mature, very American Tyrone Power as a young Oxford scholar; juvenile French actress Cecile Aubry--as the (unconvincing) romantic interest--is about as sexually devastating as a kewpie or cabbage-patch doll. The film's leaden pacing, its prolix and unremarkable dialogue, its profound lack of credibility as well as its failure to appeal to any other emotions than this viewer's boredom and contempt result in my judging "The Black Rose" as one of the worst films Tyrone Power ever had the ill fortune to appear in. [alt. ending "ill fortune to make."]On a positive note, this movie's otherwise undeserving DVD release does include a single interesting special feature: a Power Family Reunion featurette, in which Tyrone's son, two daughters, and second wife sit down and reminisce about him.

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