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Gawain and the Green Knight (1973)





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In this historical fantasy, based on the classic medieval poem during the days of King Arthur, the gallant Green Knight gallops into the court and makes a gruesome challenge to the Round Table Knights. He dares any of them to successfully chop off his head. If they fail, he gets to hack off theirs. Brave Gawain accepts the challenge and with a mighty swing slices off the Green Knight's noggin. Unfortunately, the headless body calmly picks up the head and places it back on his shoulders. The honor-bound Gawain then must fulfill his destiny at the palace of the Green Knight. ~ Sandra Brennan, Rovi


Peter Copley
as Pilgrim
Richard Hurndall
as Bearded Man
David Leland
as Humphrey
Pauline Letts
as Lady of Lyonesse
Murray Melvin
as Seneschal
George Merritt
as Old Knight
Tony Steedman
as Fortinbras
Jerold Wells
as Sergeant
Nigel Green
as Green Knight
Robert Hardy
as Sir Bertilac
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Critic Reviews for Gawain and the Green Knight

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Even setting aside the impoverished production, there's nothing else about this film that speaks of any particular artistic inspiration.

July 31, 2021 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…

An amalgam of two standard motifs, the Quest and Damsel-in-Distress.

October 27, 2003

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