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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Princess Johanna
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Boleslav
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Tomas (as W. Morgan Sheppard)
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Gomon
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Kyril
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Baron Oskar
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Kalousek
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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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The Queen: Isolate the Prince. Eliminate all those who support him. Make use of the winter. Beat and starve the peasants into submission and raise their taxes. Take away the beams and the roof will collapse.
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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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