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Genre  Comedy
Director  Walter Forde
Art director  Carmen Dillon
6.5/10 IMDb

Writer  Noel Langley
Initial release  March 29, 1949
Running time  1h 36m
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Genres  Comedy, Farce, Adventure Film, Slapstick
Cast  Sid Field (Sidcup Buttermeadow), Margaret Lockwood (Nell Gwynne), Jerry Desmonde (Col. Lovelace), Jack McNaughton (Uriah Group), Brian Worth (Tom Pride), Edmund Willard (Oliver Cromwell)
Similar movies  Related Walter Forde movies

Cardboard Cavalier is a 1949 British historical comedy film directed by Walter Forde and starring Sid Field, Margaret Lockwood and Jerry Desmonde. The film depicts a historical romance between Lord Lovelace and Nell Gwyne.


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It was the last film for Forde and Field.

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During the reign of Oliver Cromwell, barrow boy Sidcup Buttermeadow is unknowingly used as a spy by the exiled Charles II to pass on a message.


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  • Sid Field as Sidcup Buttermeadow
  • Margaret Lockwood as Nell Gwynne
  • Jerry Desmonde as Colonel Lovelace
  • Jack McNaughton as Uriah Group
  • Brian Worthas Tom Pride
  • Edmund Willard as Oliver Cromwell
  • Mary Clare as Milady Doverhouse
  • Alf Dean as Murdercasket
  • Anthony Hulme as Charles II
  • Miles Malleson as Judge Gorebucket
  • Irene Handl as Lady Agnes
  • Joan Young as Maggie
  • Claude Hulbert as Sylvester Clutterbuck
  • Michael Brennan as Brother Barebones
  • Peter Bull as Mosspot
  • Vincent Holman as Lord Doverhouse
  • John Salew as Smug
  • Production

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    The film was part of an ambitious production programme from J. Arthur Rank to meet an increased quota for British films. His intent was to make 60 over 12 months. Sid Field's casting was announced in June 1948.

    Pat Roc was meant to play the role of Nell Gwynn but reportedly turned it down and was replaced by Margaret Lockwood. Field's son was born during filming on 5 August.

    It was made at Denham Studios. Production of the film was interrupted by a strike from crew members in protest over recent sackings of film workers.

    Filming ended in January 1949.


    The film was a critical and box office disappointment.

    "I was terribly distressed when I read the press notices of the film", wrote Lockwood.

    The film was banned in Syria.


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