Cardboard Cavalier

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| Film | | United Kingdom | B&W | 1h 36min |
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Stars: Sid Field, Margaret Lockwood, Mary Clare | Director: Walter Forde

In Cromwellian England, royalists commisson a barrow boy to carry a secret letter. Helped by Nell Gwynn, he succeeds after encounters with a castle ghost and custard pies

In wintry 17th century London, a poor barrow boy chances upon lordly protection from Oliver Cromwell’s bullying soldiers.

The grateful wretch is entrusted by his new master with the delivery of a vital letter from the exiled King Charles II in France.

He befriends tavern owner Nell Gwynne and sets off on his mission, but the Roundheads are in hot pursuit...

Cast (25)

British music hall comedian, Sid Field
Sidcup Buttermeadow
Margaret Lockwood promotional headshot for Jassy, c. 1947, autographed ‘Sincerely’ by the actress
Nell Gwynne
Mary Clare
Milady Doverhouse
Jerry Desmonde
Col Lovelace
Claude Hulbert
Sylvester Clutterbuck
Brian Worth
Tom Pride
Anthony Hulme
Charles II
Edmund Willard
Oliver Cromwell
Publicity photo featuring British actress Irene Handl
Lady Agnes
Miles Malleson
Judge Gorebucket
Joan Young
Maggie
Jack McNaughton
Uriah Group
Alfie Dean
Murdercasket
Michael Brennan
Brother Barebones
Peter Bull
Mosspot
Vincent Holman
Lord Doverhouse
John Salew
Smug
Diana Hope
Lady Dolly
June Devon
Maria
Laurence Baskcomb
Lord Bynge
Anne Holland
Lady Bynge
Anne Valery
Hope
Valerie Wynn
Dorothy
Bruce Walker
Lovelace’s Servant
Charles Paton
Mine Host
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Director

Walter Forde

Producer

Walter Forde

Writer

(screenplay)

Production company

Two Cities Films
Logo for the Two Cities Film production company.  This was the company’s second logo.

Also known as

Cockeyed Cavalier (USA)
 

Pictures (50)

Poster from Cardboard Cavalier (1949) (5) featuring Margaret Lockwood and Sid Field
Screenshot from Cardboard Cavalier (1949) (4)
Funk und Film magazine with Margaret Lockwood in Cardboard Cavalier.  14th January, 1949, issue number 2.  (German)
Quick magazine with Margaret Lockwood in Cardboard Cavalier.  21st November, 1948.  (German)
Sid Field (as Sidcup Buttermeadow) and Margaret Lockwood (as Nell Gwynne) in a photograph from Cardboard Cavalier (1949) (31)
Margaret Lockwood (as Nell Gwynne) in a photograph from Cardboard Cavalier (1949) (30)
Danish poster for Cardboard Cavalier (1949) (1)
Margaret Lockwood (as Nell Gwynne) and Sid Field (as Sidcup Buttermeadow) in a photograph from Cardboard Cavalier (1949) (29)
Margaret Lockwood (as Nell Gwynne) in a photograph from Cardboard Cavalier (1949) (28)
Picturegoer magazine with Sid Field in Cardboard Cavalier.  May, 1949.
Sid Field and Margaret Lockwood share a tankard of ale during a cheeky moment away from the cameras during the filming of Cardboard Cavalier
Italian poster for Cardboard Cavalier (1949) (1)
Sid Field (as Sidcup Buttermeadow) and Margaret Lockwood (as Nell Gwynne) in a photograph from Cardboard Cavalier (1949) (27)
Margaret Lockwood (as Nell Gwynne) in a photograph from Cardboard Cavalier (1949) (26)
Margaret Lockwood (as Nell Gwynne) and Sid Field (as Sidcup Buttermeadow) in a photograph from Cardboard Cavalier (1949) (23)
Sid Field (as Sidcup Buttermeadow) in a photograph from Cardboard Cavalier (1949) (22)
Margaret Lockwood (as Nell Gwynne) and Sid Field (as Sidcup Buttermeadow) in a photograph from Cardboard Cavalier (1949) (21)
Photograph from Cardboard Cavalier (1949) (20)
Photograph from Cardboard Cavalier (1949) (19)
Margaret Lockwood (as Nell Gwynne) and Sid Field (as Sidcup Buttermeadow) in a photograph from Cardboard Cavalier (1949) (18)
Photograph from Cardboard Cavalier (1949) (17)
Margaret Lockwood being cleaned after having a pie thrown at her during filming of the historical comedy ’Cardboard Cavalier’
Photograph from Cardboard Cavalier (1949) (15)
Margaret Lockwood (as Nell Gwynne) in a photograph from Cardboard Cavalier (1949) (14)
Screenshot from Cardboard Cavalier (1949) (3)
Screenshot from Cardboard Cavalier (1949) (2)
Main title from Cardboard Cavalier (1949)
Illustrierte Film Bühne magazine with Margaret Lockwood and  Sid Field in Cardboard Cavalier.  Issue number 491.  (German).  Tolle Tage.
Picture Post magazine with Margaret Lockwood in Cardboard Cavalier.  25th September, 1948.
Sid Field (as Sidcup Buttermeadow) and Margaret Lockwood (as Nell Gwynne) in a photograph from Cardboard Cavalier (1949) (13)
Italian lobby card from Cardboard Cavalier (1949) (3)
Italian lobby card from Cardboard Cavalier (1949) (2)
Poster for Cardboard Cavalier (1949) (3)
Poster for Cardboard Cavalier (1949) (2)
What’s On in London magazine with Margaret Lockwood in Cardboard Cavalier.  March, 1949.  Screening at the Odeon, Leicester Square.
What’s On in London magazine with Sid Field and  Margaret Lockwood in Cardboard Cavalier.  April, 1949.  Screening at the Odeon, leicester Square.
Photograph from Cardboard Cavalier (1949) (12)
Leader magazine with Margaret Lockwood in Cardboard Cavalier.  27th November, 1948.
Photograph from Cardboard Cavalier (1949) (11)
Picture Show magazine with Margaret Lockwood and  Sid Field in Cardboard Cavalier.  14th May, 1949.
Photograph from Cardboard Cavalier (1949) (10)
Film Illustrated Monthly magazine with Margaret Lockwood in Cardboard Cavalier.  April, 1949, volume 4, issue number 4.
Photograph from Cardboard Cavalier (1949) (9)
Photograph from Cardboard Cavalier (1949) (8)
Photograph from Cardboard Cavalier (1949) (7)
Photograph from Cardboard Cavalier (1949) (6)
Margaret Lockwood (as Nell Gwynne) and Sid Field (as Sidcup Buttermeadow) in a photograph from Cardboard Cavalier (1949) (4)
Margaret Lockwood (as Nell Gwynne) in a photograph from Cardboard Cavalier (1949) (3)
Margaret Lockwood (as Nell Gwynne) in a photograph from Cardboard Cavalier (1949) (2)
Margaret Lockwood as Nell Gwynne aims to strike with a broom in a signed publicity photo from Cardboard Cavalier
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