MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Down 1,992 this week

Alfred the Great (I) (1969)

M  -  Drama | History | War  -  1 October 1969 (Hong Kong)
6.3
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 6.3/10 from 722 users  
Reviews: 23 user | 1 critic

While Old England is being ransacked by roving Danes in the 9th century, Alfred is planning to join the priesthood. But observing the rape of his land, he puts away his religious vows to ... See full summary »

Director:

Writers:

(story), (screenplay), 2 more credits »
0Check in
0Share...

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

list image
a list of 41 titles
created 07 May 2011
 
a list of 38 titles
created 10 Sep 2011
 
a list of 37 titles
created 26 Mar 2013
 
a list of 47 titles
created 7 months ago
 
a list of 40 titles
created 3 months ago
 

Related Items


Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Alfred the Great (1969)

Alfred the Great (1969) on IMDb 6.3/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Alfred the Great.
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Country Matters (TV Mini-Series 1972)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
Stars: Peter Firth, Ian McKellen, Prunella Ransome
Certificate: Passed Action | Adventure | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

In 1690, years have passed since Captain Blood was pardoned by the Crown for his daring deeds against the Spanish on the Spanish Main, and he is living quietly on his plantation in the West... See full summary »

Director: Ralph Murphy
Stars: Louis Hayward, Patricia Medina, John Sutton
Comedy | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

Konrad, a handsome country boy in post-war Austria, charms his way into a butler position at the castle of a widowed countess that lost her fortune. Before long the opportunistic boy is ... See full summary »

Director: Harold Prince
Stars: Angela Lansbury, Michael York, Anthony Higgins
Emile (2003)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

In a story weaving the past and present together, Emile seeks redemption from the family he abandoned.

Director: Carl Bessai
Stars: Ian McKellen, Deborah Kara Unger, Theo Crane
Countdown to War (TV Movie 1989)
Drama | History | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

Based on a play, the story details the dramatic negotiations between UK, France, Poland, Nazi-Germany and USSR from the day Czechoslovakia fell, until Britain's declaration of war on Germany caused by Hitler's invasion of Poland.

Director: Patrick Lau
Stars: Ian McKellen, Michael Aldridge, Tony Britton
Drama | Romance | Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

Based on a true story, this is the tale of Josephine Monaghan, a young woman of the mid-19th century who is thrown out of her parents' home after being seduced by the family's portrait ... See full summary »

Director: Maggie Greenwald
Stars: Suzy Amis, Bo Hopkins, Ian McKellen
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

Hilarity ensues when a casino manager spends a day at Disneyland with a cute but troublesome little girl.

Director: Norman Jewison
Stars: Tony Curtis, Phil Silvers, Suzanne Pleshette
A Performance of Macbeth (TV Movie 1979)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

Macbeth is a daring member of the Scottish military who receives a revelation from three menacing sorceresses that he will someday become the King of Scotland. This information gives him a ... See full summary »

Director: Philip Casson
Stars: Ian McKellen, Judi Dench, John Bown
Hamlet I (TV Movie 1970)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
Director: David Giles
Stars: Faith Brook, Susan Fleetwood, Ian McKellen
Zina (1985)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

Zina, the daughter of Leon Trotsky by his first wife, is undergoing freudian analysis in Berlin in the 'thirties. Meanwhile Trotsky is in exile in Prinkipo having been driven from power by ... See full summary »

Director: Ken McMullen
Stars: Ron Anderson, George Antoni, Micha Bergese
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
Directors: Richard Cottrell, Toby Robertson
Stars: Ian McKellen, Timothy West, Robert Eddison
David Copperfield (TV Series 1966)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
Stars: Ian McKellen, Tina Packer, Flora Robson
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
...
Prunella Ransome ...
Aelhswith
Colin Blakely ...
Asher
...
Roger
...
Burrud
Alan Dobie ...
...
Shrdlu
Vivien Merchant ...
Freda
Julian Chagrin ...
...
Thanet
John Rees ...
Cuthbert
Christopher Timothy ...
Cerdic
Peter Blythe ...
Eafa
...
Edith
Edit

Storyline

While Old England is being ransacked by roving Danes in the 9th century, Alfred is planning to join the priesthood. But observing the rape of his land, he puts away his religious vows to take up arms against the invaders, leading the English Christians to fight for their country. Alfred soundly defeats the Danes and becomes a hero. But now, although Alfred still longs for the priesthood, he is torn between his passion for God and his lust for blood. Written by Ørnås

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

The dissenter king. See more »

Genres:

Drama | History | War

Certificate:

M | See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

1 October 1969 (Hong Kong)  »

Also Known As:

A King Is Born  »

Filming Locations:


Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

(70 mm prints)| (35 mm prints)

Color:

(Metrocolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

A 3/4 sized replica of the White Horse in Berkshire was recreated on the slopes of Knockma Hill on County Galway. It was designed and cut 18 inches deep, 280 feet long and 60 feet at its widest and filled with about 17 tons of plaster. The Berkshire White Horse, which dates from before the English/Viking battles was the scene of King Alfred's encounter with the Viking invaders. See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

See more (Spoiler Alert!) »

User Reviews

King versus Vikings
22 July 2008 | by See all my reviews

"Alfred the great" is an entertaining film with perhaps too much battle scenes.The two leads are convincing but the part of the queen is too underwritten.

The first scenes between David Hemmings and Prunella Ransome are good though: an educated prince who knows the Bible by heart and whose only ambition is to become a monk;an ignorant virgin under her father's thumb who uses her for political reasons.

Then comes Michael York ,the villain who's got twenty concubines and who falls for his enemy's wife .

This is the story of a reluctant king who believed in peace and love and finally discovers that in those troubled times (the 9th century) you had to be cruel to be kind .

Like this?try these...

Richard Fleischer: the Vikings 1958

Jack Cardiff:The long ships 1964


1 of 1 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Please vote KiRsTy_Mc17
good movie tana_ricky
Danes' war chant... what is it? tosha-2
King Arthur and King Alfred Edredon_Bleu
Discuss Alfred the Great (1969) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?