The Fighting Guardsman

The Fighting Guardsman is a 1946 American adventure film directed by Henry Levin.

The Fighting Guardsman
Directed byHenry Levin
Produced byMichael Kraike
(as Michel Kraike)
Screenplay byEdward Dein
Frant Schulz
(as Franz Spencer)
Based onthe novel The Companions of Jehu by Alexander Dumas
StarringWillard Parker
Music byPaul Sawtell
CinematographyBurnett Guffey
Edited byViola Lawrence
Columbia Pictures
Distributed byColumbia Pictures
Release date
  • January 4, 1946 (1946-01-04)
Running time
84 minutes

It was a swashbuckler starring Willard Parker based on a novel by Alexander Dumas.


A French baron (Willard Parker) leads rebels like a Robin Hood, stealing Louis XVI's taxes to give to the poor.



It was Parker's first lead role; he made it on his return from the army.[1] Filming started in December 1944.[2]


  1. "'Hunk of Man' Parker Cast as Swashbuckler: Metro Captures Warners' Find, Plans Build-up; Robert Duke Lead in 'Faces'". Los Angeles Times. 11 Dec 1944. p. 11.
  2. "Willard Parker to Play Lead Role in Columbia's 'The Fighting Guardsman' -- Six Films Due This Week". New York Times. 11 Dec 1944. p. 19.
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