Flashy Rules

something to see • Royal Flash (1975) the only film made from Geo. MacDonald Fraser‘s Flashman series has come out on DVD. It’s not a ‘great’ film but it’s well worth seeing if you are a Flashy fan. It’s lineage is spectacular – aside from Malcom McDowell as Sir Harry, it also has Oliver Reed, Alan Bates, Bob Hoskins, Alistair Sim, Lionel Jeffries – and the best part is the screenplay is by Geo. MacDonald Fraser himself, who also penned the Three and Four Musketeer (1973/74) films for Richard Lester, the absolutely PERFECT director for this movie.

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