|Directed by||Walter Forde|
|Produced by||Walter Forde
|Written by||Noel Langley|
|Music by||Lambert Williamson|
|Edited by||Alan Jaggs|
|Distributed by||General Film Distributors|
|29 March 1949|
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.
It was the last film for Forde and Field.
- 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
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.
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.
- "SIXTY NEW BRITISH FILMS: Programme for Year Beginning October". The Scotsman. Edinburgh, Scotland. 10 June 1948. p. 5.
- "Of Local Origin". New York Times. 23 June 1948. p. 32.
- "Talking of TALKIES". Truth (2515). Queensland, Australia. 6 June 1948. p. 20. Retrieved 30 April 2016 – via National Library of Australia.
- "Rank studios close for holidays". The Mail. 37 (1,892). Adelaide. 4 September 1948. p. 3 (SUNDAY MAGAZINE). Retrieved 30 April 2016 – via National Library of Australia.
- "FILM STRIKE.". The Sunday Times. Perth. 31 October 1948. p. 12 Section: The Sunday Times Sporting Section. Retrieved 4 March 2013 – via National Library of Australia.
- "SCREEN AND ITS STARS". Warwick Daily News (9177). Queensland, Australia. 3 January 1949. p. 3. Retrieved 30 April 2016 – via National Library of Australia.
- Margaret Lockwood, "Was I Difficult?", Picturegoer, 22 April 1950 p 15
- "Syria Bans British Film". The Mercury. CLXXIII (25,606). Tasmania. 15 January 1953. p. 2. Retrieved 30 April 2016 – via National Library of Australia.
- Cardboard Cavalier at the Internet Movie Database
- Cardboard Cavalier at Britmovie
- Review of film at Variety
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