Good King Wenceslas (1994)

TV Movie  |  Drama  |  26 November 1994 (USA)
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Based upon the true story that inpired the Christmas carol about a young king's care for his people.


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Cast overview, first billed only:
The Queen
Prince Wenceslas
Duke Phillip
Queen Ludmilla
Princess Johanna
Tomas (as W. Morgan Sheppard)
John Hallam ...
Valentine Pelka ...
Brother Paul
Donald Pickering ...
Baron Oskar
Gertan Klauber ...
Jonty Stephens ...
Jan Turek


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


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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a truly based and fantastic film!!
8 August 2004 | by (tianjin China) – See all my reviews

I saw this film a few weeks ago when it showed on CCTV China.I'm so into it and Jon Brandis(and it was the first time I knew about him)--he was soooo great in the movie!! And I was shocked when I knew he's on the heaven.I went to a wet that's set to memorize him and found out how he died. I began to consider about this luxurious-and-full-of-dreams-looking show-biz group. It isn't that good all the time, right?

Back to this movie, the shootings are beautiful, the acting and songs are brilliant.I bet there'd be people from all ages like it,including my mom and I(I'm 18 years old).

I rate this movie 9.5 plus a special 10 for Jon Brandis.We like you and forever.

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