Royal Flash (1975) Movie

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Ratings / Votes
6.3/ 10 (924 Votes)

MPAA Ratings

Production Company
Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation [us]
Two Roads Productions

Production Designer

All Producers

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Release Date
(UK) - October 1975
(Netherlands) - 2 October 1975
(USA) - 10 October 1975
(Denmark) - 17 October 1975
(West Germany) - 17 October 1975

Running Time

See Capt. Harry Flashman surrender his way to victory! The greatest swordsman of them all!

1800s, 1840s, 19th-century, based-on-novel, battle, boxing, british-soldier, cad, cannon, castle, comic-violence, cowardice, disarming-someone, duel, fencing, flintlock-pistol, flintlock-rifle, foreplay, gunfight, kidnapping, kiss, kissing-while-having-sex, lance, lancer, love-interest,

Technical Support
LAB:DeLuxe, USA - (prints)
LAB:Technicolor, UK
MET:2700 m - (Sweden)
OFM:35 mm
PFM:35 mm
RAT:1.85 : 1

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Full Cast

  1. Ackland, Joss as [Sapten] <6>
  2. Aris, Ben (I) as [Fireman] <24>
  3. Bates, Alan (I) as [Rudi Von Sternberg] <2>
  4. Bell, Tom (I) as [De Gautet] <5>
  5. Brough, Arthur as [King Ludwig of Bavaria] <17>
  6. Burton, Paul (I) as [Tom Brown] <29>
  7. Cazenove, Christopher as [Eric Hansen] <7>
  8. Cooper, Henry (I) as [John Gully MP] <8>
  9. Greene, Leon as [Grundwig] <21>
  10. Grimes, Frank (I) as [Lieutenant] <28>
  11. Hammond, Roger (I) as [Master] <35>
  12. Hordern, Michael as [Headmaster] <11>
  13. Hoskins, Bob (I) as [Police Constable] <15>
  14. Howland, Alan (I) as <14>
  15. Hurndall, Richard as <16>
  16. Jason, David (I) as [The Mayor] <22>
  17. Jeffries, Lionel as [Kraftstein] <9>
  18. Johnson, Noel (I) as [Lord Chamberlain] <23>
  19. McDowell, Malcolm as [Captain Harry Flashman] <1>
  20. Pearson, Richard (II) as <13>
  21. Peck, Bob (I) as [Police Inspector] <26>
  22. Rayner, Stuart as [Speedicut] <20>
  23. Reed, Oliver (I) as [Otto von Bismarck] <4>
  24. Sim, Alastair as [Mr. Greig] <10>
  25. Sterne, David as [Policeman] <33>
  26. Stuart, John (I) as [English General] <27>
  27. Bolkan, Florinda as [Lola Montez] <3>
  28. Chaza, Kubi as [Lucy] <32>
  29. Courtenay, Margaret as [Lady in honour duel] <19>
  30. Dahl, Tessa as [First Girl] <30>
  31. Davis, Meg (I) as [Barmaid] <34>
  32. Ekland, Britt as [Dutchess Irma] <12>
  33. Larner, Elizabeth as <18>
  34. Lenska, Rula as [Helga] <25>


  1. Adventure
  2. Comedy
  3. Romance

Full Plot

Captain Harry Flashman of the British army is a cad, a coward, and a lecher who always seems to come off inadvertently heroic. While romancing renowned courtesan Lola Montes, Harry is recruited against his will by Otto von Bismarck to substitute for a lookalike Prussian prince ostensibly in order to help Bismarck enlarge his hold over German duchies. But Bismarck has something more sinister in mind for both Harry and the prince. Jim Beaver Plot not found

Movie Certificate

15 (UK)(video rating)
A (UK)(original rating)
K-12 (Finland)
15 (Sweden)
12 (Iceland)


  1. Unsworth, Geoffrey

Dress Designers

  1. Barrett, Alan (I)


20th Century Fox Video - (1982) (UK) (VHS) (PAL)
CBS/Fox Video [gb] - (1987) (UK) (VHS)
Fox-Rank [gb] - (1975) (UK) (theatrical)
Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation [us] - (1975) (Sweden) (theatrical)

Film Editors

  1. Victor-Smith, John (uncredited)


  1. Arnell, Gordon (unit publicist)
  2. Deason, Vicki (production secretary)
  3. Hobbs, William (fight director)
  4. López Rodero, José (assistant: Mr. Lester)
  5. Skinner, Ann (continuity)


Harry Flashman: Never kick a man when he's down, he may get back up again. [first lines] Harry Flashman: So, the last thing I have to tell you young fellows is this: play up and play the game, honor your queen and country, mind what your masters tell you, say your prayers each night, keep your minds and your bodies clean, take a cold bath each day, and you'll find you can always look the world in the eye like an English gentleman. Now my lads, I'm just a simple soldier. Yes, I am though. But I tell you if you follow these rules, then when the last roll call comes, you'll be able to go up before the great headmaster with a clean, British conscience and say, "Well sir, I tried to do my duty", and I think, I think, you'll find that's good enough for him.

Shooting/Filming Locations

  1. Bedford School, Bedford, Bedfordshire, England, UK
  2. Castle Linderhof, Ettal, Bavaria, Germany
  3. Rohrbach, Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany
  4. Rothenburg ob der Tauber, Bavaria, Germany
  5. Würzburg Residence, Würzburg, Bavaria, Germany
  6. Würzburg, Bavaria, Germany


- Based on the 2nd novel in the Harry Flashman series, better known as "The Flashman Papers"

- 'Roy Kinnear' (qv) had his scenes deleted from the final print.

- 'Arthur Lowe' (qv) was cast in this film but was replaced.

- In the scene in the throne room, just after the wedding, the US Ambassador is introduced as "Cassius Clay". That is the birth name of boxer 'Muhammad Ali (I)' (qv) who defeated 'Henry Cooper (I)' (qv), the man who played John Gully MP, the boxer.

- In 1970, Richard Lester had planned to make a film of "Flashman", the first of George Macdonald Fraser's novels, from a screenplay by Charles Wood and Frank Muir and with John Alderton in the title role. Because of expense, it was canceled with only days to go before the start of shooting. Half a decade later, having collaborated with Fraser on his two "Musketeers" films with huge success, Lester tried to reactivate the project, but found it easier to set up a film of Fraser's second novel, "Royal Flash", perhaps because the story is a parody of "The Prisoner Of Zenda", which had been filmed several times with great popularity. Even so, United Artists went cold on the idea shortly before filming was due to