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Prince Valiant (1954)

 -  Action | Adventure | Drama  -  5 April 1954 (USA)
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A young Viking prince strives to become a knight in King Arthur's Court and restore his exiled father to his rightful throne.

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Young Prince Valiant, son of the exiled King of Scandia, journeys to Camelot to become a knight at King Arthur's Round Table. He hopes to help his father reclaim his throne from the pagan usurper Sligon and restore the Christian faith to their homeland. On his journey he stumbles on the mysterious Black Knight plotting with the Viking pretender to overthrow Arthur. Barely escaping with his life, Valiant encounters Sir Gawaine, a friend of his father's who tutors the young Viking in the skills needed to be a knight. Valiant and Gawaine's pupil/mentor relationship is complicated by their romantic involvement with Princess Aleta and her sister Ilene, daughters of a British nobleman. If Valiant is to restore his father's throne and prevent the coup d'etat against Arthur, he must uncover the true identity of the Black Knight. Written by Gabe Taverney (duke1029@aol.com)

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Richard Webb also played Sir Galahad in A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court (1949). See more »

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The Black Knight has his shield on the right arm when first seen. In the next shot it is on his left, in the next back on his right arm. See more »

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Patriarch: [Holding up cross] By this sign shall ye conquer.
[Crowd repeats his words]
Boltar: Signs won't conquer Sligon !
Unnamed Viking: Boltar !
Boltar: I mean it, brothers. Words won't save our king.
Patriarch: We must trust in our Lord and keep the faith.
Boltar: Would there be any Christian faith if our people had never fought for it ? The Lord helps those who help themselves !
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Featured in 20th Century-Fox: The First 50 Years (1997) See more »

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Prince Valiant - Pure marvelous Hollywood
27 January 2005 | by (Kansas City, MO) – See all my reviews

Quite frankly if you are looking for magic and fantasy and fantastic costumes and beautiful women AND beautiful men, "Prince Valiant" is great! Yes, it's the gorgeous Robert Wagner at 24 in a black page boy wig. And.....Janet Leigh with those torpedo breasts that were so typical of that time when whatever women were supposed to be girded up in. But look at some of the other performances. James Mason is as always consummate and thorough. Brian Aherne as King Arthur - well he always looked like royalty - might as well act it. If you want escape from the stark "horrors" that THIS RED STATE millennium has "wrought" - watch this movie. It is Hollywood entertainment at its costly costumed legendary finest! PS - Robert Wagner is gorgeous - he is more beautiful than the women if that is possible.

Ahhhhh, Hollywood...............

PPS - Debra Paget is under-rated - what a sensitive lovely girl she is.


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