Lady Godiva Of Coventry (1955)

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    • Lady Godiva Of Coventry (1955)



      Information from IMDb

      Plot Summary
      In 11th-century England, King Edward the Confessor wants saxon Lord Leofric
      to marry a despised Norman woman, and has him jailed when he refuses.
      In jail, he meets Godiva, the sheriff's daughter, and soon they are wed.
      The times are turbulent and Godiva proves a militant bride; unhistorically,
      unrest between the Anglo-Saxon populace and the increasingly
      influential Norman French lead to her famous ride.
      Written by Rod Crawford

      Full Cast
      Maureen O'Hara .... Lady Godiva
      George Nader .... Lord Leofric
      Victor McLaglen .... Grimald
      Rex Reason .... Harold
      Torin Thatcher .... Lord Godwin
      Eduard Franz .... King Edward
      Leslie Bradley .... Count Eustace
      Arthur Shields .... Innkeeper
      Robert Warwick .... Humbert
      Arthur Gould-Porter .... Thorold
      Grant Withers .... Pendar
      Anthony Eustrel .... Prior
      Kathryn Givney .... Abbess
      Sim Iness .... Oswin
      Thayer Roberts .... William, Duke of Normandy
      Henry Brandon .... Bejac (uncredited)
      Judith Brian .... Listener (uncredited)
      Tom Cloud .... Listener (uncredited)
      Clint Eastwood .... First Saxon (uncredited)
      Jack Grinnage .... Blacksmith's Son (uncredited)
      Alec Harford .... Tom the Tailor (uncredited)
      Philo McCullough .... Captain (uncredited)
      Rhodes Reason .... Sweyn (uncredited)
      Gene Roth .... (uncredited)
      Olive Sturgess .... Girl (uncredited)
      Maya Van Horn .... Frenchwoman (uncredited)

      Writing Credits
      Oscar Brodney also story
      Harry Ruskin

      Original Music
      Hans J. Salter
      Frank Skinner (uncredited)

      Carl E. Guthrie

      Filming Location
      Court of Miracles, Backlot, Universal Studios - 100 Universal City Plaza, Universal City, California, USA
      Best Wishes
      London- England

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    • Lady Godiva of Coventry is an American historical film,
      directed by Arthur Lubin and released in 1955.
      It starred Maureen O'Hara in the title role.


      Lots of Duke regulars in this, forgettable load of nonsense!!
      Directed by Arthur Lubin, who directed 4 early Duke Films
      Maureen, less than revealing!!!!,
      If it had been made today, who knows!!!
      Victor McLaglen, Grant Withers, Arthur Shields
      and Henry 'Scar' Brandon.
      are at least some interest to Duke fans

      Equally so, is a young Clint Eastwood un-credited as a Saxon!!!
      Once again, if it was made today,
      Clint would have shot everybody in Coventry.
      Make my day..Saxon!

      User Review

      The Queen of Technicolor' discreetly covered!,

      Author: ironside
      The sole raison d'être for this forgettable failure is to exploit the legend of Lady Godiva, who in medieval times supposedly expressed her social protests by riding naked through the city on horseback... Not surprisingly, the film did less than deliver the titillating ride that many in the audience may have expected...

      A thin story line revolving around a battle between the Saxons and the Normans is developed, with Clint Eastwood taking a drop in screen credits from this low-budget adventure — a tedious embroidered 'hotchpotch' spectacle of Norman intrigue in Eleventh Century England, as the foreigners try to share and conquer the Saxon earl..

      Maureen O'Hara plays the gentlewoman famous for her legendary ride while nude through Coventry... Is it to prove the loyalty of the Saxons? Godiva is the wife of Leofric (George Nader) earl of Mercia, who brings under control the Saxon shrew...

      The film is a dull comic strip fictitious account...
      Best Wishes
      London- England

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    • Re: Maureen O' Hara- Lady Godiva Of Coventry (1955)


      Lady Godiva did exist, but she was paraded naked in Coventry as shown in the movie or is it a legend?

      This film allowed Maureen to meet a whole new beginning, Clint Eastwood, who has a small role!

      a short video

      and the Original trailer

      Good reading!
      Unconditional's Maureen O'Hara !
      French-English translation: poor !!!

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