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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 ... 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:

König Wenceslas 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: Well, if you're the prince's groom, you must know him well. What sort of a man is he? You can tell me; it'll go no further, I swear. Is he well favored?
Prince Wenceslas: Oh, not at all. This horse is prettier.
Princess Johanna: Why do you stare so? You are impertinent.
Prince Wenceslas: Between ourselves, my lady, the prince is no match for one as fine as you. You have eyes that could melt the coldest heart.
Princess Johanna: And now you mock me?
Prince Wenceslas: No. No, not I.
Princess Johanna: 'Eyes that could melt the coldest heart'? That's from some verse, I'm sure of it. I believe you were ...
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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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Good King Wencelas was good indeed
10 October 2014 | by palcat903See all my reviews

I loved this movie, and have not been able to find a copy after it aired on TV. I love that it was shot on location in the Czech Republic. It was shot during the winter, and was very stark and realistic. This movie introduced me to Enya and the song "Marble Halls", which was the opening song. I bought Enya's CD after seeing this movie. There were some big names in the cast like Stephanie Powers and Joan Fontaine. I only saw it aired a few times on TV in the mid-90s and thought it deserved more attention. My criticisms: I thought the lead actor seemed too young and small to portray the lead character but liked the movie nonetheless. There was not much of a budget for wardrobes, but the fact that the movie was shot on location more than balanced that out.


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