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While Old England is being ransacked by roving Danes in the ninth century, Alfred is planning to join the priesthood. But observing the rape of his land, he puts away his religious vows, to... See full summary »
Vivien Merchant (Freda) has a prominent role in this movie, but utters not one single word throughout. Critic Pauline Kael, panning this movie savagely, suggested sarcastically that she had probably refused to say her lines, as the dialogue in the movie was so unspeakable. It turned out that this was, in fact, the truth.
Your Christ cannot be like out love god Frey. When maids see him they blush.
Alfred: My god is life, eternal! Your gods are dead.
Guthrum: Not dead. They speak in thunder, and in battle! In the birth cry, and in the loins from lovers! Here are my gods, they where ...