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Lady Godiva (1955)

Lady Godiva

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To say that Lady Godiva is historically inaccurate is a moot point, since most historians agree that the whole Lady Godiva story never happened. At any rate, Maureen O'Hara stars in the title role, as the rebellious Saxon wife of a Norman nobleman. To show her fidelity to her people, and to protest Norman taxation, Lady Godiva rides naked through the streets of Coventry. All the elements of the original middle-ages legend are in attendance, including the blinding of "Peeping Tom" (about the only effective moment in the whole film). Whatever audience titillation there might have been in the dreary climactic ride was dissipated by tons of studio publicity which insisted that Maureen O'Hara wasn't really naked under her long red tresses. Lady Godiva is interesting only for its supporting cast, including such veterans as Victor McLaglen and a few newcomers like Clint Eastwood.more
Rating: Unrated
Genre: Drama
Directed By:
Written By: Oscar Brodney, Harry Ruskin
In Theaters:
On DVD: Mar 11, 1997
Runtime:
Universal

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Maureen O'Hara
as Lady Godiva
George Nader
as Lord Leofric
Rex Reason
as Harold
Eduard Franz
as King Edward
Torin Thatcher
as Lord Godwin
Leslie E. Bradley
as Count Eustace
Sim Iness
as Oswin
Alec Harford
as Tom the Tailor
Arthur Shields
as Innkeeper
Clint Eastwood
as 1st Saxon
Tom Cloud
as Listener
Judith Brian
as Listener
Maya Van Horn
as Frenchwoman
Jack Grinnage
as Blacksmith's Son
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