Sword Of The Valiant

  • 1982
  • Movie
  • PG
  • Adventure

Muddled adaptation of the classic legend of Sir Gawain and the Green Knight. At old King Arthur's (Trevor Howard) castle, all the knights are growing lazy and contented. Into a feast one day strides a knight (Sean Connery) with an eerie green glow around him. He offers a challenge--anyone can take a blow at him with a sword, as long as he himself can return...read more

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Muddled adaptation of the classic legend of Sir Gawain and the Green Knight. At old King Arthur's (Trevor Howard) castle, all the knights are growing lazy and contented. Into a feast one day strides a knight (Sean Connery) with an eerie green glow around him. He offers a challenge--anyone

can take a blow at him with a sword, as long as he himself can return the blow. No takers come forth, to Arthur's disgust, and he is on the verge of doing it himself when Gawain (Miles O'Keeffe) accepts the challenge. With one mighty swing of his broadsword he lops off the Green Knight's head. The

knight's body goes over, picks up the head, and puts it back on his neck. He then gives Gawain one year to solve a riddle or else he'll cut his head off. Gawain then embarks on a series of adventures along with his squire (Leigh Lawson), involving rescuing a princess (Cyrielle Claire) from a

variety of perils and engaging in frequent rounds of combat. After the opening scene, which is quite well staged, the film degenerates quickly into a typical sword-and-sorcery cliche that O'Keeffe just can't pull off by himself. The only thing that redeems the film from total worthlessness is

Connery's Green Knight, a frightening vision in armor.

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  • Released: 1982
  • Rating: PG
  • Review: Muddled adaptation of the classic legend of Sir Gawain and the Green Knight. At old King Arthur's (Trevor Howard) castle, all the knights are growing lazy and contented. Into a feast one day strides a knight (Sean Connery) with an eerie green glow around h… (more)

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