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The Adventures of Sir Galahad (1949)

Approved | | Action, Adventure, Fantasy | 22 December 1949 (USA)
Sir Galahad, a knight of the Round Table, searches for the legendary sword Excalibur.


Spencer Gordon Bennet (as Spencer Bennet)


George H. Plympton (original screenplay), Lewis Clay (original screenplay) | 1 more credit »


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Cast overview:
George Reeves ... Sir Galahad
Nelson Leigh ... King Arthur
William Fawcett ... Merlin - the Magician
Hugh Prosser Hugh Prosser ... Sir Lancelot
Lois Hall ... Lady of the Lake
Charles King ... Sir Bors
Pat Barton ... Morgan le Fay
Don C. Harvey ... Bartog - Ulric's Aide (as Don Harvey)
Jim Diehl ... Sir Kay
Marjorie Stapp ... Queen Guinevere
John Merton ... Ulric - The Saxon King
Pierce Lyden ... Cawker
Rick Vallin ... Sir Gawain
Leonard Penn ... Sir Modred - The Black Knight
Ray Corrigan ... One-Eye - the Innkeeper


Sir Galahad is refused admission to King Arthur's Round Table until he regains the missing magic sword Excalibur, which makes its possessor invincible. Ulric, the Saxon King, invades England. Galahad, aided by Sir Bors, attempts to retrieve Excalibur from Bartog, Ulric's chief aide, who has gotten it from a mysterious knight.Merlin the Magician harasses Galahad at every turn, while Morgan le Fey, Arthur's sister and also a magician, helps Galahad fight both Merlin's magic and the Saxons. The Black Knight, a traitor within Camelot, is conspiring with the Saxons and a band of outlaws to overthrow King Arthur. When Queen Guinevere is seized by the traitors, Merlin relents and sends Galahad to the Lady of the Lake, who gives him Excalibur. Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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Release Date:

22 December 1949 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Adventures of Sir Galahad - Boldest Knight of the Round Table See more »

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(15 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Chapter Titles: 1. Stolen Sword 2. Galahad's Daring 3. Prisoners of Ulric 4. Attack on Camelot 5. Galahad to the Rescue 6. Passage of Peril 7. Unknown Betrayer 8. Perilous Adventure 9. Treacherous Magic 10.The Sorcerer's Spell 11.Valley of No Return 12.Castle Perilous 13.The Wizard's Vengeance 14.Quest for the Queen 15.Galahad's Triumph. See more »


Bors: Have you been doing battle with the spirits of the Enchanted Forest?
Sir Galahad: [trying to catch his breath] That... that must be it.
Bors: I take it that Merlin has caused you a little trouble.
Sir Galahad: Not half the trouble I'll cause you if you don't take me to King Arthur!
Bors: Your threat is my command.
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Referenced in Home and Away: Episode #1.1236 (1993) See more »

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Much is familiar in this, one of the last of the classic Saturday Matinee Serials.
19 July 2001 | by rtoSee all my reviews

George Reeves is familiar not only as TV's Superman, but was one of the redheaded Tarleton twins at the beginning of "Gone with the Wind". Nelson Leigh (King Arthur) was in dozens of costume and historical movies, including his role as Jor-El (Superman's father) in the Superman serial. Galahad's sidekick Bors, was played by Charles King who was in over 300 movies starting with "Birth of a Nation"(1915). ---- At the other extreme, the Lady of the Lake (Lois Willows Hall), is a 40 year activist for the Bah' Faith in Southern California, and appeared in "Star Trek the Next Generation." ---- Watching this excellent old serial causes a feeling of deja vu. However, if you imagine that the swords are six-guns and the helmets are cowboy hats, and you notice the San Fernando Valley scenery that has been the backdrop for ten's of thousands of scenes in cowboy movies and early TV shows, you know why you have that feeling.

rto1 Cincinnati, OH

Great Fun. (Seeing this on TV or finding a copy might be tough. Try e-bay)

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