Sword of the Valiant

1983

Stephen Weeks
Director

When the fearsome Green Knight invades court only squire Gawain is man enough (stupid enough?) to accept his challenge.

This director's second attempt to put this tale on film. Connery appears to be having a blast, but O'Keeffe is somewhat wanting in the acting department despite being dubbed by Peter Firth and the whole comes over somewhat cheesy. Good cast though.

See also Gawain and the Green Knight

BBFC site reveals the film was cut by 9 seconds for a UK PG rating (my guess is The Green Knight's decapitation is a little less graphic)



17th August 1984
Cinema





Sword Of The Valiant: The Legend Of Sir Gawain And The Green Knight
6th April 2004
DVD




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Miles O'Keeffe
Sir Gawain
Cyrielle Clair
Linet (as Cyrielle Claire)
Leigh Lawson
Humphrey
Sean Connery
The Green Knight
Trevor Howard
The King
Peter Cushing
Seneschal
Ronald Lacey
Oswald
Lila Kedrova
Lady of Lyonesse
John Rhys-Davies
Baron Fortinbras
Wilfrid Brambell
Porter
Bruce Lidington
Sir Bertilak
Douglas Wilmer
The Black Knight
Brian Coburn
Friar Vosper
David Rappaport
Sage
Emma Sutton
Morgan La Fay
Thomas Heathcote
Armourer
John Serret
Priest
Mike Edmonds
Tiny Man
John Pierce Jones
Sergeant (as John Pierce-Jones)
James Windsor
1st Recruit
Ric Morgan
2nd Recruit
Peter Mackriel
3rd Recruit (as Peter MacKriel)
Jerold Wells
1st Torturer
Harry Jones
2nd Torturer
John J. Carney
Messenger
Peter Firth
Sir Gawain
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Girl at Court
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Guard
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Knight (Dinny Powell?)
Peter Diamond
Stunt Co-ordinator
Tim Condren
Stunt Co-ordinator
John Lees
Stunts
Tim Walsh
Stunts
Graeme Crowther
Stunts
Brian Bowes
Stunts
Dinny Powell
Stunts
Gareth Milne
Stunts

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