Set in medieval period England, BLACK SHIELD OF FALWORTH is the story of Myles Falworth, (Curtis) a peasant raised without ever knowing who his real father was. He goes to Mackworth castle to become a knight and regain his birthright. There he falls hopelessly in love with the Mackworth's daughter Anne, (Leigh.) Their relationship leaves him very unpopular amongst the castle's inhabitants, jeopardizing his ultimate goal; to bear the black shield Falworth. Based on the novel "Men of Iron" by Howard Pyle.