Lady Godiva (1921 film)

Lady Godiva is a 1921 German silent historical film directed by Hubert Moest and starring Hedda Vernon and Eduard von Winterstein.[1]

Lady Godiva
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Directed byHubert Moest
Produced byWalter Caspary
Written byErnst Frank
Arthur Rehbein
Based on"Godiva"
by Alfred, Lord Tennyson
StarringHedda Vernon
Eduard von Winterstein
CinematographyKurt Lande
Distributed byHoros-Film
Release date
  • April 14, 1921 (1921-04-14)
LanguageSilent (German intertitles)

The film's sets were designed by the art director Hans Dreier.


As described in a film magazine,[2] Leofric, a cruel earl of England, threatens a cruel death to the father of the beautiful Lady Godiva (Vernon) if she does not agree to marry him. She then suffers indignities because of her determination to be a wife in name only. The people of Coventry plead with her to intervene with her husband after he threatens to burn down their homes. She succeeds, but only on the condition that she ride unclad on a white horse through the town. She does this, but the earl has disregarded the temper of the people. His palace is undermined and collapses, killing all the people inside. Lady Godiva, warned by the court jester, escapes before the catastrophe, and is reunited with her love, the architect.



  1. Bock & Bergfelder p. 535
  2. "Reviews: Lady Godiva". Exhibitors Herald. New York City: Exhibitors Herald Company. 14 (14): 57. April 1, 1922.


  • Bock, Hans-Michael & Bergfelder, Tim. The Concise CineGraph. Encyclopedia of German Cinema. Berghahn Books, 2009.
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