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Gawain and the Green Knight (1973)

Not Rated | | Adventure, Fantasy | June 1973 (UK)
The medieval legend of a supernatural knight who challenges the king's men to kill him.

Director:

Stephen Weeks

Writers:

Philip M. Breen (screenplay) (as Philip Breen), Stephen Weeks (screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Murray Head ... Gawain
Ciaran Madden ... Linet
Nigel Green ... Green Knight
Anthony Sharp ... King
Robert Hardy ... Sir Bertilak
David Leland David Leland ... Humphrey
Murray Melvin ... Seneschal
Tony Steedman ... Fortinbras
Ronald Lacey ... Oswald
Willoughby Goddard ... Knight
George Merritt ... Old Knight
Pauline Letts Pauline Letts ... Lady of Lyonesse
Richard Hurndall ... Bearded Man
Peter Copley ... Pilgrim
Geoffrey Bayldon ... Wiseman
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The medieval legend of a supernatural knight who challenges the king's men to kill him.

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Genres:

Adventure | Fantasy

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »
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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

June 1973 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Sir Gawain and the Green Knight See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Basis for Monty Python?
2 June 2002 | by marstanoSee all my reviews

I managed to catch this movie on cable yesterday afternoon. Yeah, sure, it stinks, but it was made in 1973, so whaddaya want?

I would not be surprised, however, if this movie was the inspiration for many of the scenes in Monty Python's Holy Grail. There are many small similarities, and while watching this movie you can just hear the Python troupe's twisted gears turning in their heads.

"wouldn't it be funnier if Sir Gawain was wandering in a forest and then came across a castle of virgins...?"


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