Prince Valiant

Prince Valiant

Director: Henry Hathaway Cast: James Mason, Janet Leigh, Robert Wagner

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Product Details

Release Date: 05/11/2004
UPC: 0024543111450
Original Release: 1954
Rating: NR
Source: 20th Century Fox
Region Code: 1
Time: 1:40:00
Sales rank: 17,951

Special Features

Closed Caption; [None specified]

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
James Mason Sir Brack
Janet Leigh Princess Aleta
Robert Wagner Prince Valiant
Debra Paget Ilene
Sterling Hayden Sir Gawain
Victor McLaglen Boltar
Donald Crisp King Aguar
Brian Aherne King Arthur
Barry Jones King Luke
Mary Philips Queen
Howard Wendell Morgan Todd
Tom Conway Sir Kay
Sammy Ogg Small Page
Neville Brand Viking Warrior Chief
Ben Wright Seneschal
Jarma Lewis Guinevere
Robert Adler Sir Brack's Man-at-Arms
Ray Spiker Gorlock
Primo Carnera Sligon
Basil Ruysdael Old Viking
Fortune Gordien Strangler
Percival Vivian Doctor
Richard Webb Sir Galahad
John Dierkes Sir Tristram
Carleton Young Herald
Otto Waldis Patch Eye
John Davidson Patriarch
Lou Nova Captain of the Guards
Hal Baylor Prison Guard
Mickey Simpson Prison Guard
Don Megowan Sir Launcelot
Michael Rennie Narrator
Gene Roth Viking

Technical Credits
Henry Hathaway Director
Lucien Ballard Cinematographer
Robert L. Jacks Producer
Ray Kellogg Special Effects
Mark-Lee Kirk Art Director
Charles LeMaire Costumes/Costume Designer
Dudley Nichols Screenwriter
Ben Nye Makeup
Stuart A. Reiss Set Decoration/Design
Walter Scott Set Decoration/Design
Robert L. Simpson Editor
Franz Waxman Score Composer
Lyle Wheeler Art Director

Scene Index

Side #1 --
1. Main Titles [2:05]
2. In the Days of King Arthur [3:45]
3. Of This I Pledge [4:24]
4. A Perilous Observation [4:10]
5. Camelot [7:15]
6. The Protégé [3:58]
7. The Ambitious Prince [4:11]
8. A King With Daughters [5:05]
9. Stolen Moments [3:58]
10. Company for Sir Gawain [6:44]
11. It's True, She Loves You! [3:30]
12. Love's Miscommunication [1:42]
13. Winning Aleta's Hand [8:51]
14. How Plead You, Valiant? [5:30]
15. Failing Others' Trust [4:56]
16. My Father's Sword and Throne [5:07]
17. What Will Conquer Sligon [9:43]
18. A Son's Valor [7:05]
19. Exposing the Traitor [7:09]
20. Sir Valiant! [:41]

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Prince Valiant 3.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Director, Henry Hathaway's film version of cartoonist, Hal Foster's Scandinavian hero, 'Prince Valiant' is one of those over-blown, wacky-tacky epics; impossible to take seriously, but oh, so much fun to watch. Robert Wagner is the rather effeminate looking title character who takes Camelot by storm. Determined to regain his own throne, Valiant uncovers the treachery of the Black Knight (James Mason, in a toss away role) and challenges him to a showdown. Of course, there's also time for love with bombshell, Princess Aleta (Janet Leigh - who quite often found herself squeezed into a corset during the 1950s.) The film veers wildly between comic book pulp and self-conscious seriousness, but Hathaway's direction ensures that neither becomes the vice to sink his epic. Brian Aherne, as a credible King Arthur, and Sterling Hayden, a not so credible, Sir Gawain also costar. The transfer is pretty good. Colors are generally bold, vibrant and well balanced. Flesh tones seem a bit pasty but that's in keeping with early Cinemascope/Eastman color dye transfers. Shadow, contrast and black levels are generally solid. Rear projection photography is more obvious than it should be. Pixelization and edge enhancement are present but do not terribly distract. The audio is 5.1, delivering a nice spread in the music tracks. Dialogue is not natural sounding, but again, this was usually to be expected for the vintage of the film. This prince is worth a second glance, but it¿s not quite as glamorous as, say 'Scaramouche' so much as it belongs as the bottom half of a double bill at an old-time drive in.
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Guest More than 1 year ago
This movie was by far the best movie I'd ever seen in my entire life. I saw it a long time ago and still remember how much I loved it. I highly recommand anyone who loves romance, action suspense and mystery then you should watch this.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago