The Adventures of Sir Galahad (1949)

USA, 1949
15×31 reels serial
35mm film, black and white, 1.33:1
mono (RCA Sound System), English

An American fantasy film serial directed by Spencer Gordon Bennet using the abbreviated version of his name, Spencer Bennet.

Plot Summary

King Arthur will only allow the Galahad to become a Knight of the Round Table if her can find and retrieve the sword Excalibur. During his search, Galahad not only meets Merlin, Mordred, and the Black Knight, but also a plot by the Saxons to invade England.


01. The Stolen Sword
02. Galahad’s Daring
03. Prisoners of Ulric
04. Attack on Camelot
05. Galahad to the Rescue
06. Passage of Peril
07. Unknown Betrayers
08. Perilous Adventure
09. 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


Directed by: Spencer Gordon Bennet
Copyright MCMXLIX [1949] by Columbia Pictures Corp
Columbia Pictures Corporation present
Produced by: Sam Katzman
Production Manager: Herbert Leonard
Written for the Screen by: George H. Plympton, Lewis Clay, David Mathews
Set Continuity by: Robert Walker
Director of Photography: Ira H. Morgan
Film Editors: Earl Turner, Dwight Caldwell
Musical Director: Mischa Bakaleinikoff
Art Director: Paul Palmentola
Set Decorator: Sidney Clifford

George Reeves (Sir Galahad)
Charles King (Bors)
William Fawcett (Merlin)
Pat Barton (Morgan le Fay)
Hugh Prosser (Sir Lancelot)
Lois Hall (Lady of the Lake)
Nelson Leigh (King Arthur)
Jim Diehl (Kay)
Don Harvey (Bartog)
Marjorie Stapp (Queen Guinevere)
John Merton (Ulric)
Pierce Lyden (Cawker)

Alternative Titles

Las aventuras de Sir Galahad – Venezuelan title


Filmfax 11 (June – July 1988) pp.40-45, 51 – illustrated article (The Life and Times of Honest George by Jan Alan Henderson)
Monthly Film Bulletin no.18 March 1951 p.231 – review
Motion Picture Herald no.178 (14 January 1950) Product Digest Section p.155 – review
Today’s Cinema 2 February 1951 p.10 – review
Today’s Cinema 9 February 1951 p.12 – review
Views and Reviews no.2 (Fall 1969) pp.6-21 – illustrated article (Spencer Gordon Bennet by Glenn Shipley)

American Film Institute Catalog of Motion Pictures Produced in the United States Volume F2: Feature Films 1921-1930 – credits
Cliffhanger: A Pictorial History of the Motion Picture Serial by Alan Barbour – article
The Columbia Checklist: The Feature Films, Cartoons, Serials and Short Subjects of Columbia Pictures, 1922-1988 by Len D. Martin p.405 – credits
Columbia Pictures Horror, Science Fiction and Fantasy Films, 1928-1982 by Michael R. Pitts pp.288-289 – credits
Encyclopedia of American Film Serials by Geoff Mayer p.35
Fifty Years of Serial Thrills by Roy Kinnard – article
The Great Movie Serials: Their Sound and Fury by Jim Harmon and Donald F. Glut – article
Horror and Science Fiction Films: A Checklist by Donald C. Willis p.17 – credits
In the Nick of Time: Motion Picture Sound Serials by William C. Cline – article
Psychotronic Video Guide by Michael J. Weldon p.6 – review
Reference Guide to Fantastic Films by Walt Lee p.4 – credits
Science Fiction, Horror & Fantasy Film and Television Credits Volume 2: Filmography by Harris M. Lentz p.734 – credits
Serials and Series: A World Filmography, 1912-1956 by Buck Rainey pp.23-24 – credits, synopsis, chapter titles
The Serials of Columbia by Alan G. Barbour – article
Swordsmen of the Screen from Douglas Fairbanks to Michael York by Jeffrey Richards – article
To be Continued by Ken Weiss and Ed Goodgold – article