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Flashing Blade, The (1967, Robert Etchverry, Jacques Balitin)

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Period drama series The Flashing Bladetold tales of derring do with hero of the story Francois de Recci and his sword The Flashing Blade of the title getting involved in all manner of adventures such as fighting the Spanish, bandits and the like but still finding time for a bit of romance.

The first episode was transmitted in the UK on 31 March 1969 and became a staple of children’s right through to the mid 1980s.

production details
France / x30 minute episodes / 1967

Story: Andre-Paul Antoine / Writers: Andre-Paul Antoine, Andre Breal / Director: Yannick Andrei

cast
ROBERT ETCHEVERRY as Francois de Recci
JACQUES BALUTIN as Guillot
DENISE GREY as La Comtesse
GENEVIEVE CASILE as Isabelle de Sospel
JEAN MARTINELLI as Duke of Sospel
MARIO PILAR as Alonso
GILES PELLITIER as Thorias
GERARD BUHR as Kleist
GERARD DOUKING as Le Moine
FRANK ESTANGE as Ricardo
HUBERT NOEL as Flins

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