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The Highwayman 1951
I found a copy at http://www.rarefilmm.com/2015/05/the-highwayman-1951.htmlThe only problem is the end credits which are cut short. I believe the original played the theme, Mendelssohn Italian Symphony No.4, which plays a bit at the beginning. There was a German version that I found a while ago and I was thinking the end credits could possibly be added to this copy from that film. Trying to find it again. I saw this movie, also, when I was 10 years old, in 1958, and a few years later, learned the poem in highschool.
It is on dvd
Do a search for Vic's Rare Films and you'll see there is an all-region PAL version now. It's still only a vhs transfer but it's complete and doesn't have the sound or picture issue of the version you see pop up on some auction sites. Easy 8/10 and very watchable.
Highwayman 1951 version reincarnated
My husband is driving me crazy because he continues to ask me to check the internet for this movie. He said he saw it when he was about 10 y/o and has never forgotten how wonderful it was. He loves the poem in the movie. I am at a loss as to where to search for this movie now. I have checked Loving the Classics, Classic Movie Reel and Movies Unlimited and if they don't have it, then no one does. There must be someone out their that can re-manufacture this movie to its original form. Please help us bring back the oldies but goodies. Thnx.
The Highwayman 1951 film
- Peter Anderson
What a great film for the time - Hollywood at its best. Good romantic story, great poem accentuated by having it narrated at the end with the words on screen superimposed on the ghost image of the rider riding up to the old inn door. I saw it as a 7 or 8 year old. would love to see it again.
loved the highwayman (1951 version)
- barbara roberts
I was only 11 when I seen it -I loved the story and wished and wished I could see it again - never did. please release it on dvd
The Highwayman (1951)
- Sandra H.
Please, please, please release this movie on dvd. I love the poem. Many people talk about this movie with Wanda Hendrix, Charles Coburn, etc. and how true it is to the original poem. I would love to see the poem's storybrought again to the big screen ASAP. I'm a hopeless romantic and this poem is the embodiment of all that is romantic.
The Highwayman on DVD
- Michael T Price
This was a great movie. I was only 9 or 10 when I saw it at the movies. I have a great collection ofclassics on DVD but I can't find even a VHS of this one. Please release it for DVD. It is too goodof a movie not to be ever seen again. I would even like to see it as a remake since Hollywoodlately seems to have run out of original ideas. If it was made sticking to the ordinal poem and storyit could be a blockbuster with the right cast.
I remember this movie. I would love to see it again. I would really like for you to air it in the near future. Great stars, good performances.
Would love to see this movie air sometime in the near future. Would love to buy the movie even more! Come on TCM release the info. please!
A treasured memory
- George Stiehl
My memory of the hightwayman is quite similar that posted by Katy. I saw the movie on TV in the 1950's with my mother right as I came home from scool one day. This was the kind of romantic fare presented to house-wives in the early afternoon as a break in the days work prior to preparing dinner. I think the captivating essence of the movie was the conection to Alfred Noyles poem and the director carefully crafting the scene of the highwayman speeding down the road to match the images created in poem. The compelling story of Bess and her warning and suicide at the end sealed this memory as an event which could never be forgotten.
The Highwayman based on a poem.
Almost 50 years after Alfred Noyes wrote this poem it became a movie, one I still remember vividly. I watched this black and white rendition of the poem on a small screened TV in the mid 50's, but I never forgot it. There is something about the love story between Jeremy and Bess that just seemed to haunt me over the years. I can still see the young actor riding up to the old inn-yard door as a ghost and the ghostly Bess plaiting a red love-knot in her long black hair, as she looks down at him. It wasn't only a tale of tragic love but a commentary on the political period of the time as well. This movie sent me on a three year search for the poem, I was only 7 when I first saw it. Most movies which began with a bit of literature have to be cut down, but this tale had the writer's using their own creative imagination to fill in parts of Jeremy's life that wasn't included in the poem. Somehow it is poetic justice that the part I remember most is at the core of the poem itself. Since then, the tale has been put to music and singled out for picture book versions for children.