Ken Russell: Knights on Bikes

One of British film maker Ken Russell’s first films as an amateur was this incomplete, five minute “Knights On Bikes,” which features Russell dressed up as a night trying to rescue a damsel in distress. Unfortunately, he crashes his old timey pedal velocipede, and the story ends with the Knight hobbling down the road.

Russell filmed this in 1956 or 1957.

Russell passed on November 27, 2011 at age 84. He’s probably best know for his film adaptation of the Who’s “Tommy.”

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