Lawrence Ellsworth

About me

Author / editor of historical fiction, specializing in adventure. Next title, a new translation of Alexandre Dumas’s “The Red Sphinx, A Sequel to The Three Musketeers,” will be published by Pegasus Books in January, 2017. My most recent title, “The Big Book of Swashbuckling Adventure,” appeared in December, 2014. In my day job I am Lawrence Schick, a designer of role-playing games.

From my website

Adventures of Robin Hood: Season One

The Adventures of Robin Hood: Season One Rating: **** Origin: UK, 1955 Director: Ralph Smart, et al. Source: Mill Creek DVD This series, which premiered in 1955 in both the USA and UK, heralded a brief vogue for swashbuckling TV shows, most of them produced in Britain—but of them this…

Long John Silver aka Long John Silver’s Return to Treasure Island

Long John Silver aka Long John Silver’s Return to Treasure Island Rating: *** Origin: USA/Australia, 1954 Director: Byron Haskin Source: American Home Treasures DVD Sure, it’s cheap, and it’s cheesy, but this film’s just chock-full of pirate-y goodness, and pirate-movie fans owe it to themselves to dig up a copy.…

Rob Roy, The Highland Rogue

Rob Roy, The Highland Rogue Rating: *** Origin: USA / UK, 1953 Director: Harold French Source: Amazon streaming video   Rob Roy MacGregor (1671-1734) was a Scottish outlaw who took part in two Jacobite rebellions against the English, was in and out of trouble his entire life, and seems to…

 
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