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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.

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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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All the glory and splendor of King Arthur's court


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15 January 1954 (USA)  »

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Los caballeros del rey Arturo  »

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$2,600,000 (estimated)
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(Western Electric Sound System)

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2.55 : 1
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Trivia

Powerscourt waterfall in Co. Wicklow Ireland was also used in two other Arthurian epics, " Excalibur " and " King Arthur ". See more »

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A truck is visible in the background of a large battle scene. See more »

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Lancelot: Aye, it is the valley of death... the Devil himself has plowed it under.
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Version of King Arthur (2004) See more »

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A toast to Camelot
7 February 1999 | by (Ramsey, New Jersey) – See all my reviews

Swordfighting and battle-scenes galore! This was the first armored knight movie that I saw as a child. Loved it and never forgot it. Great cast, very colorful and lots of action. Robert Taylor at his swashbuckling best all dressed in bright red as Sir Lancelot. Stanley Baker as the treacherous and dark villain, Modred. And of course, Mel Ferrer as noble King Arthur, with Ava Gardner as the beautiful and vunerable Queen Guinevere. What more could a kid want?


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