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Good King Wenceslas (1994)

Based upon the true story that inpired the Christmas carol about a young king's care for his people.

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Michael Tuchner
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Stefanie Powers ... The Queen
Jonathan Brandis ... Prince Wenceslas
Perry King ... Tunna
Leo McKern ... Duke Phillip
Joan Fontaine ... Queen Ludmilla
Charlotte Chatton ... Princess Johanna
Oliver Milburn ... Boleslav
William Morgan Sheppard ... Tomas (as W. Morgan Sheppard)
John Hallam ... Gomon
Valentine Pelka Valentine Pelka ... Brother Paul
Donald Pickering ... Kyril
Roger Hammond ... Baron Oskar
Gertan Klauber Gertan Klauber ... Kalousek
Jonty Stephens Jonty Stephens ... Arnulf
Tom Wisdom ... Jan Turek
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Storyline

Wenceslas, the young king of Bohemia, lives trapped between the wisdom of his Christian grandmother and his ever constant battle with his tyranical step-mother. She wants her own son to be king and constantly tries to stay in charge of Weceslas's life (including picking out a bride for him). But it is only when he sees the suffering of his people that Wenceslas learns how vital it is that his step-brother never rules. Written by Max Vaughn

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

26 November 1994 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Good King See more »

Filming Locations:

Czech Republic See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Griffin See more »
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

This was Joan Fontaine's final acting role before her death on December 15, 2013 at the age of 96. See more »

Quotes

Princess Johanna: You were right, sire. The horse is prettier.
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Soundtracks

Marble Halls
Performed by Enya
From the WEA Reprise album Shepherd Moons
Courtesy of Warner Music UK Ltd
Used by permission of EMI Songs Ltd
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An incredible movie!!!
20 September 2003 | by SindaannunielSee all my reviews

When I saw Good King Wenceslas for the first time at least 8 years ago, I fell head over heels in love with it! The acting and scenery are great. Stephanie Powers was a complete success and Jonathon Brandis was incredible! The sword play is a bit weak, but I love how Wenceslas never kills anyone and how God is clearly on his side. I just wish there was a place to buy the film in the US for I would love to own it!


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