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Monty Python and the Holy Grail, Historian Frank (John Young)

Site Rating: 68%
(ratings: 4)
Writeup Rating: 70%
(ratings: 4)
Film: Monty Python and the Holy Grail (1975)
Deceased Character: Historian Frank (John Young)
Archetype: Innocent Bystander
Killed with: Sword

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Written by Old Bluffer 21st Nov 2006

In the middle of a historical comedy set in the middle ages, a contemporary historian suddenly appears for a school film.
As soon as he explains a bit of the plot a knight on horseback charges in with a battle cry and cuts him down with a sword.
The historian's wife then rushes to him in grief and bewilderment.

When Living History Goes Bad.

"Frank" is somewhat avenged later on though, when the local police investigate his death and start arresting the filmmakers.

A vicious murder is committed in the Forest of Anachronisms!

I'm not sure who the killer is. He is wearing what looks like Sir Bedemere's blazon, but has a different helmet - I think he's just supposed to be some random knight.

Trivia: I think this is the only real horse ridden by a knight in the whole movie!

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Last Updated: 1st Jun 2008
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This review has 2 comments. Reply to the comments
Comment 1 by 'Blueberry' (reply to this comment)
It is indeed the only real horse appearing in the film.
Comment 2 by 'Ralph' (reply to this comment)
Would be a laugh if the horse's name would have been 'Coco42nut'.