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Knights of the Round Table (1953)

Approved | | Action, Adventure, Drama | 15 January 1954 (USA)
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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James Mason was offered the role of Morden. See more »

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At the end of the fight between Arthur and Lancelot, Lancelot breaks his sword and Arthur gives him his. When they turn to meet Percival as he rides up, both Arthur and Lancelot have swords in their scabbards. See more »

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Modred: Was there ever enough gold to silence a traitor?
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Version of Excalibur (1981) See more »

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Somewhat dispirited costume epic with uneasy leads...
6 October 2014 | by (las vegas, nv) – See all my reviews

Sir Thomas Malory's traditional tales of King Arthur and Lancelot are made even more commercially palatable with this costumed version from the British arm of Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer. The narrative has become so basic (and dull), presumably for mass consumption, that all we have left to respond to is the ornate production. Robert Taylor's Lancelot devotes himself to being Guinevere's champion (not that her husband--Mel Ferrer's vacuous King Arthur--would notice!), but Taylor seems to have wandered in from another picture; his diction is thudding and his hangdog face never brightens, not even in the presence of a ravishing Ava Gardner as Guinevere (who doesn't so much flirt with Lancelot as she does beam and glow with silent affection). The overlong film is a sumptuous spread, and there's plenty of action, but the episodes fail to come together as a whole and the sound recording (Oscar nominated!) is barely adequate. Consequently, the legendary characters rarely come to life. ** from ****


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