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Knights of the Round Table (1953)

Approved | | Action, Adventure, Drama | 15 January 1954 (USA)
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King Arthur's rule is threatened by the adulterous love between Sir Lancelot and Queen Guinevere, a relationship the king's enemies hope to exploit.

Director:

Richard Thorpe

Writers:

Talbot Jennings (screenplay), Jan Lustig (screenplay) | 2 more credits »
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Nominated for 2 Oscars. Another 1 nomination. See more awards »

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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Robert Taylor ... Lancelot
Ava Gardner ... Guinevere
Mel Ferrer ... Arthur
Anne Crawford ... Morgan Le Fay
Stanley Baker ... Modred
Felix Aylmer ... Merlin
Maureen Swanson ... Elaine
Gabriel Woolf Gabriel Woolf ... Percival
Anthony Forwood ... Gareth
Robert Urquhart Robert Urquhart ... Gawaine
Niall MacGinnis ... Green Knight
Ann Hanslip Ann Hanslip ... Nan
Jill Clifford Jill Clifford ... Bronwyn
Stephen Vercoe Stephen Vercoe ... Agravaine
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Storyline

King Arthur establishes the greatest reign England has ever seen, and along for the ride are his indispensable Knights of the Round Table, particularly Sir Lancelot. Then, Arthur finds himself a bride, the beautiful Guenivere. While she loves Arthur, she also loves Lancelot and though Lancelot repeatedly fights it, he loves her, too. Treachery is brewing as the evil Morgan le Fay and her knight Sir Modred work to trap them. So begins the decline and eventual fall of Arthur and Camelot. Written by Tommy Peter

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SEE! In CinemaScope! The miraculous feats of magic of the wizard Merlin! The beauty of Queen Guinevere that made a Kingdom tremble! See more »


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Trivia

Average Shot Length (ASL) = 8 seconds (quite fast for an early CinemaScope film) See more »

Goofs

Lancelot knocks over one of the blocks of Stonehenge singlehandedly. He is not portrayed as superhuman. See more »

Quotes

Elaine: What will you ride in search of?
Lancelot: Oh, giants and unicorns. Beyond England, the Sea of White Bears and Witch Whales. Beyond the Sea, the Happy Islands where no one ever grows old.
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Connections

Version of Arthur the King (1985) See more »

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A Lady White
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Music by Clifton Parker
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Colorful Entertaining Myth
25 May 2006 | by Wayner50See all my reviews

This is a fine example of '50's style epics. Big name cast, colorful costumes,flashy swordplay, beautiful damsels and wild inaccuracies. The great Robert Taylor, who starred in several historical movies, is the honorable Sir Lancelot, a far more noble and pure portrayal than was recorded in all the legends, Ava Gardner is the stunningly beautiful Queen Guinevere, the ever dependable Felix Aylmer is the mysterious Merlin, Mel Ferer is a somewhat subdued and less than charismatic King Arthur. See it for the spectacle, costumes, word-play filled dialog and over the top Stanley Baker as Sir Mordred. Lancelot's joust with Niall Mac Ginnis is very well done. 8 stars for pure eye filling entertainment value.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

15 January 1954 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Knights of the Round Table See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$2,600,000 (estimated)
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Sound Mix:

4-Track Stereo (Western Electric Sound System)

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.75 : 1
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