Sword of the Valiant: The Legend of Sir Gawain and the Green Knight is a loose adaption of Sir Gawain and the Green Knight filmed in 1984.


Gawain was a squire in King Arthur's court when the Green Knight burst in and offered to play a game with a brave knight. No knights stand to defend their king's honor. Except for the valiant Gawain. After being quickly knighted Gawain plays the game, but learns that it's all a trick, and he has lost. But the Green Knight shows mercy, letting Gawain grow a year older before having to face the consequences. Gawain journeys across the land, learning about life, saving damsels, and solving the Green Knight's riddle.

The middle section of the film includes a rather faithful adaption of the first half of The Knight with the Lion, with Gawain replacing Yvain on the adventure.

The script was a remake of Gawain and the Green Knight (1973)


  • Miles O'Keeffe as Sir Gawain
  • Cyrielle Clair as Linet
  • Leigh Lawson as Humphrey
  • Sean Connery as The Green Knight
  • Trevor Howard as King Arthur

Sean Connery would later play King Arthur in the film First Knight (1995) (film)


The film is generally not held in critical regard.


Sword Of The Valiant (1984) Trailer02:40

Sword Of The Valiant (1984) Trailer


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