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Lady Godiva of Coventry (1955)

Fictionalized account of events leading up the famous nude ride (alas, her hair covers everything) of the militant Saxon lady.

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In 11th-century England, King Edward the Confessor wants saxon Lord Leofric to marry a despised Norman woman, and has him jailed when he refuses. In jail, he meets Godiva, the sheriff's daughter, and soon they are wed. The times are turbulent and Godiva proves a militant bride; unhistorically, unrest between the Anglo-Saxon populace and the increasingly influential Norman French lead to her famous ride. Written by Rod Crawford <puffinus@u.washington.edu>

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The First Startling Story Of The World's Most Famous Ride!

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The film features an early uncredited appearance of Clint Eastwood See more »

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Lady Godiva: Then proclaim on the morrow that I *will* make such a ride as Count Eustace proposes through the streets of Coventry... I know my people, King Edward. There will be no holiday, no merrymaking in the streets and there will be no person in all of Coventry who will look upon my nakedness.
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The opening credits appear on the background of a medieval style picture of a nun leading the horse ridden by the naked Godiva, covered only by her long hair, through town. See more »

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Referenced in Columbo: Murder, Smoke and Shadows (1989) See more »

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21 July 2017 | by (Romania) – See all my reviews

for many viewers, the basic motif to see this film is an one expected scene. who, unfortunately, is far to be to close by the desires. but., in same measure, the virtue of film remains to not be very different by others from same period and genre. love, conflicts, recreated Medieval fresco, the reasonable performances and Maureen O Hara as a nice Godiva. it is enough for a nostalgic trip around a legendary episode. and the respect for the recipes of genre, with few nice nuances, is a real good point.


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