Monday, January 19, 2015

Alfred the Great (1969) - (David Hemmings) Danish one-sheet

Alfred the Great (1969) - (David Hemmings) Danish one-sheet

This is a 23" x 34" Danish poster designed by K. Wenzel to promote the 1969 Clive Donner film Alfred the Great starring David Hemmings as Alfred, based on story by James R. Webb and screenplay by Ken Taylor. Plot summary: In 9th Century England the Danes were marauding and ransacking the country, so Alfred abandons plans to become a priest and leads the Christians in defense of the country. The Danes are defeated and Alfred becomes a hero, but now his passion for God has become tainted with a lust for blood.

Cast and crew: Clive Donner, James R. Webb, Ken Taylor, David Hemmings, Michael York, Prunella Ransome, Colin Blakely, Julian Glover, Ian McKellen, Alan Dobie, Peter Vaughan, Vivien Merchant, Julian Chagrin, Jim Norton, John Rees, Christopher Timothy, Peter Blythe, Sinead Cusack, K. Wenzel

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