Thursday, September 29, 2011

Put a little Captain in ya...

Michael Caine is perhaps the last actor you'd think of to portray a ruthless German mercenary captain during the Thirty Years' War.  But here he is, resplendently equipped with armor, swords, daggers and a very trusty wheelock pistol.

Sure, his accent fades in and out, but director James Clavell gives him some great dialogue to chew on, and a batch of excellent character actors to play off of.

Excellent music and outdoor photography finish it all off.

Don't miss this one, folks.


  1. Yeah, I've got that one myself. Nice move with the spike on his helmet, wasn't it?

  2. One great scene out of many.