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The Rabble from Kent (1960, Michael Hayes)

TitleThe Rabble from Kent
Release LocationsGB
DirectorMichael Hayes
MediumBlack & white video
Length58 mins
Audiencegeneral public
Play ConnectionsHenry VI, Part 2 (teleplay)
SeriesAn Age of Kings


Based on Acts 3-5 of King Henry VI, Pt. 2. The eleventh installment in An Age of Kings (see also numbers 156-9, 178-9, 185, 188, 191-2, 485-6, and 505-6). For background, see The Hollow Crown (485), which is based on Richard II and which is therefore the first episode in the series

Description from Shakespeare on Screen : an International Filmography and Videography by Kenneth S. Rothwell and Annabelle Henkin Melzer. ©1990 Kenneth S. Rothwell. Cited by permission. — Added 2008-11-14

Cast Overview

Sea CaptainDavid Andrews
CliffordJohn Barcroft
Whitmore, MurdererAdrian Brine
RichardPaul Daneman
BuckinghamKenneth Farrington
George, MurdererPatrick Garland
John HollandTony Garnett
EdwardJulian Glover
SalisburyGordon Gostelow
BevisTimothy Harley
MichaelBarry Jackson
Jack CadeEsmond Knight
BeaufortRobert Lang
Weaver, MurdererTerence Lodge
Duke Of YorkJack May
Margaret Of AnjouMary Morris
Humphrey, MasterJohn Ringham
SomersetAlan Rowe
VauxJohn Scott
StaffordJohn Scott
King Henry VITerry Scully
HumphreyLeon Shepperdson
Dick The ButcherAnthony Valentine
ClerkTerry Wale
Master, Mate, SoldierDerek Ware
Lord SayJohn Warner
Young CliffordJerome Willis
WarwickFrank Windsor
SuffolkEdgar Wreford

Production Team and Crew Overview

DirectorMichael Hayes
ProducerPeter Dews
ComposerArthur Bliss
ComposerChristopher Whelen
Adaptor/TranslatorEric Crozier
ConductorLionel Salter
ProductionStanley Morris

Production information courtesy of: Kenneth Rothwell