Based upon the true story that inpired the Christmas carol about a young king's care for his people.

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The Queen
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Prince Wenceslas
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Tunna
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Duke Phillip
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Queen Ludmilla
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Boleslav
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Kyril
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Baron Oskar
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Arnulf
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Jan Turek
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Wenceslas, the young king of Bohemia, lives trapped between the wisdom of his Christian grandmother and his ever constant battle with his tyranical step-mother. She wants her own son to be king and constantly tries to stay in charge of Weceslas's life (including picking out a bride for him). But it is only when he sees the suffering of his people that Wenceslas learns how vital it is that his step-brother never rules. Written by Max Vaughn

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26 November 1994 (USA)  »

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This was Joan Fontaine's final acting role before her death on December 15, 2013 at the age of 96. See more »

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Prince Wenceslas: We must endure the betrothal feast together. But you have nothing to fear from my step-mother while I am by your side. She is not all she seems, you know. Her true nature is sly and scheming.
Princess Johanna: Then she is exactly what she seems.
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An incredible movie!!!
20 September 2003 | by (Colorado) – See all my reviews

When I saw Good King Wenceslas for the first time at least 8 years ago, I fell head over heels in love with it! The acting and scenery are great. Stephanie Powers was a complete success and Jonathon Brandis was incredible! The sword play is a bit weak, but I love how Wenceslas never kills anyone and how God is clearly on his side. I just wish there was a place to buy the film in the US for I would love to own it!


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