Dr. Syn Alias the Scarecrow (1963)

Film details

Alternative titles

  • The Scarecrow of Romney Marshes Alternative

Synopsis

Dr Syn, the vicar of Dymchurch, is also a notorious smuggler known as The Scarecrow. On the order of King George III General Pugh sets out to capture him. The Scarecrow carries on his activities aided by his sexton, alias Hellspite, the squire's son, John Banks and finally Pugh's lieutenant, Philip Brackenbury, who is in love with Kate Banks. He rescues Harry Banks, a deserter from the navy and Simon Bates both imprisoned in Dover Castle. Pugh is disgraced Brackenbury offers to resign his commission to marry Kate and the identity of The Scarecrow remains a secret.

Cast & Credits

Latest from the BFI

  • Latest from the BFI

    Latest news, features and opinion.

More information

Films, TV and people

  • Films, TV and people

    Film lists and highlights from BFI Player.

More information

Sight & Sound magazine

  • Sight & Sound magazine

    Reviews, interviews and features from the international film magazine.

More information

Back to the top