Alfred the Great Poster

Release Date: 1969

PG|2 hr 2 min

Plot Summary
Ninth century English nobleman Alfred (David Hemmings) puts his plans to become a priest on hold, because his country has been invaded by Vikings. An innovative tactician, he earns the nickname "Alfred the Great" for his show of bravery on the battlefield -- his renown also wins him a marriage to Princess Aelhswith (Prunella Ransome). When the Vikings mount a second invasion, however, Alfred must once again make a decision between his religious yearnings and his loyalty to his people.

Cast: David Hemmings, Michael York, Prunella Ransome

Director: Clive Donner

Genres: Historical drama

Keywords: Brother, England, Rivalry, Soldier, Transformation, Melodramatic, Temptation, Sacrifice, Love