Technicolor and tights. In the days of King Henry IV, stalwart young Myles of Crisby Dale, and his sister Meg, have been raised as peasants, without any knowledge of their father's true ... See full summary »
The story of the marriage of England's King Arthur to Guinevere. The plot of illegitimate Mordred to gain the throne and Guinevere's growing attachment to Sir Lancelot, threaten to topple Arthur and destroy his "round table" of knights.
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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
The first film in CinemaScope which was not produced by 20th Century-Fox. See more »
References to England are incorrectly regarded as goofs. The first known use of "England" occurred in 897. If King Arthur had been a 'real' king, he would have lived around the 5th or 6th centuries, however, it is more as a Middle Ages knight that he is presented in literature -- and in this movie. Knights in suits of armor (as portrayed in this film) began to appear in the early 15th century. See more »
Aye, it is the valley of death... the Devil himself has plowed it under.
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Captures something of Camelot in bright colours and theater costumes
A quite theatrical rendering of the Camelot story, that grips over too much in just a normal-length feature film: The love triangle Arthur-Guinevere-Lancelot of course, Mordred's upheaval, Merlin, Elaine and Galahad, the Holy Grail and even God's own voice (that sounded suspiciously American, to that! :-D ) One can also say a lot about other actors' pronounced American accents, and the masking is not very convincing at times (King Arthur and his beard is the worst).
There are also some discrepancies here from the original story, or maybe one should say - the most common story. For instance, in this movie Lancelot and Elaine were married, but in the common story they were not. They had Galahad together, but this was because Elaine tricked Lancelot to sleep with her - when he thought she was Guinevere. Also, Merlin was murdered in the movie, while in reality this was not possible - he was living "backwards", and had at the time of the love triangle become too young to be a court magician and counsellor anymore.
There is some fine dialogue, though, and something of Camelot is there in the spirit and adventure. If you like beautiful ladies in wonderful (stage) medieval dresses, handsome knights in shining armour, hearty sword fights, courtly behaviour, wonderful landscapes with mysterious old castles, etc. etc., everything in bright colouring - you will like this movie!
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