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Lady Godiva

Lady Godiva

Maureen O'Hara
Director: Arthur Lubin Cast: Maureen O'Hara
Maureen O'Hara
, George Nader
George Nader
, Victor McLaglen
Victor McLaglen
Arthur Lubin


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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.

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Product Details

Release Date: 08/05/2014
UPC: 0025192096006
Original Release: 1955
Source: Universal
Time: 1:29:00
Sales rank: 9,527

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Maureen O'Hara Lady Godiva
George Nader Lord Leofric
Victor McLaglen Grimald
Rex Reason Harold
Torin Thatcher Lord Godwin
Eduard Franz King Edward the Confessor
Leslie E. Bradley Count Eustace
Henry Brandon Bejac
Arthur Shields Innkeeper
Robert Warwick Humbert
Arthur E. Gould-Porter Thorold
Grant Withers Pendar
Anthony Eustrel Prior
Kathryn Givney Abbess
Thayer Roberts William
Clint Eastwood 1st Saxon
Jack Grinnage Blacksmith's Son
Alec Harford Tom the Tailor
Philo McCullough Captain
Rhodes Reason Sweyn
Olive Sturgess Girl
Maya Van Horn Frenchwoman

Technical Credits
Arthur Lubin Director
Alexander Golitzen Art Director
Robert Arthur Producer
Robert F. Boyle Art Director
Oscar Brodney Screenwriter
Joseph E. Gershenson Musical Direction/Supervision
Carl Guthrie Cinematographer
Harry Ruskin Screenwriter
Hans J. Salter Score Composer
Paul Weatherwax Editor

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