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Knights of the Round Table -- King Arthur establishes the greatest reign England has ever seen, and along for the ride are his indispensable Knights of the Round Table...

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Director:
Writers:
Talbot Jennings (screenplay) &
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Release Date:
15 January 1954 (USA) See more »
Tagline:
All the glory and splendor of King Arthur's court
Plot:
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. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Awards:
Nominated for 2 Oscars. Another 2 nominations See more »
User Reviews:
Very Shakespearian Take on the Arthurian Legend See more (38 total) »

Cast

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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 ... Percival
Anthony Forwood ... Gareth
Robert Urquhart ... Gawaine
Niall MacGinnis ... Green Knight
Ann Hanslip ... Nan
Jill Clifford ... Bronwyn
Stephen Vercoe ... Agravaine
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Julia Arnall ... Bit Role (uncredited)
John Brooking ... Bedivere (uncredited)
Michel De Lutry ... Dancer (uncredited)
Valentine Dyall ... Narrator (uncredited)
Gwendoline Evans ... Enid (uncredited)
Peter Gawthorne ... Bishop (uncredited)
Mary Germaine ... Brigid (uncredited)

Laurence Harvey ... Undetermined Minor Role (unconfirmed) (uncredited)

Desmond Llewelyn ... A Herald (uncredited)
Barry MacKay ... Green Knight's Squire (uncredited)
Howard Marion-Crawford ... Simon (uncredited)
Patricia Owens ... Lady Vivien (uncredited)
Roy Russell ... Leogrance (uncredited)
John Sherman ... Lambert (uncredited)
Derek Tansley ... Green Knight's Squire (uncredited)
Alan Tilvern ... Steward (uncredited)
Martin Wyldeck ... John (uncredited)

Dana Wynter ... Morgan Le Fay's Servant (uncredited)
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Directed by
Richard Thorpe 
 
Writing credits
Talbot Jennings (screenplay) &
Jan Lustig (screenplay) and
Noel Langley (screenplay)

Thomas Malory (based on "Le Morte D'Arthur") (as Sir Thomas Malory)

Produced by
Pandro S. Berman .... producer
 
Original Music by
Miklós Rózsa  (as Miklos Rozsa)
 
Cinematography by
Stephen Dade (director of photography)
Freddie Young (director of photography) (as F.A.Young)
 
Film Editing by
Frank Clarke 
 
Casting by
Irene Howard (uncredited)
 
Art Direction by
Alfred Junge 
Hans Peters 
 
Costume Design by
Roger K. Furse (costumes designed by) (as Roger Furse)
 
Makeup Department
Charles E. Parker .... makeup artist (as Charles Parker)
 
Production Management
Roy Parkinson .... unit manager (uncredited)
Dora Wright .... production manager (uncredited)
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Yakima Canutt .... second unit director (uncredited)
Jack Martin .... assistant director (uncredited)
Peter Price .... third assistant director (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
John Aldred .... dubbing crew (uncredited)
Bryan Coates .... boom operator (uncredited)
Sash Fisher .... sound mixer (uncredited)
Ralph George .... sound (uncredited)
A.W. Watkins .... sound (uncredited)
 
Visual Effects by
Tom Howard .... photographic effects
 
Stunts
Jack Keely .... stunts (uncredited)
Robert Porter .... stunts (uncredited)
John Sullivan .... stunts (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Cecil Cooney .... camera operator (uncredited)
Kelvin Pike .... clapper loader (uncredited)
 
Music Department
Alex Alexander .... musician: cello (uncredited)
Victor Arno .... musician: violin (uncredited)
Jakob Gimpel .... musician: piano (uncredited)
Johnny Green .... co-conductor (uncredited)
Virginia Majewski .... musician: viola (uncredited)
Uan Rasey .... musician: trumpet (uncredited)
Milton Raskin .... musician: piano (uncredited)
Miklós Rózsa .... conductor (uncredited)
Eugene Zador .... orchestrator (uncredited)
Si Zentner .... musician: trombone (uncredited)
 
Transportation Department
Eddie Frewin .... unit driver (uncredited)
 
Other crew
Phillip Glasier .... falconer (uncredited)
Angela Martelli .... continuity (uncredited)
 
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Runtime:
115 min
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Color:
Color (Technicolor)
Aspect Ratio:
1.75 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
4-Track Stereo (Western Electric Sound System)
Certification:
Australia:G | Australia:PG (TV rating) | Finland:K-12 | Netherlands:14 (original rating) (1954) | Sweden:Btl | UK:PG | USA:Approved (PCA #16742) | West Germany:6 (f)

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Trivia:
Miklos Rosza lifted liberally from his own work for this film when he later composed the score for El Cid (1961).See more »
Goofs:
Anachronisms: A truck is visible in the background of a large battle scene.See more »
Movie Connections:
Referenced in Grandma's Boy (2006)See more »
Soundtrack:
A Lady WhiteSee more »

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28 out of 44 people found the following review useful.
Very Shakespearian Take on the Arthurian Legend, 12 May 2005
Author: Peter Andres from Petersburg, Vasaria

For those of you with an interest in Shakespeare, you're in luck! The script is beautiful ("I am for thee, lone knight!" and "Is he a king or is he a man of straw?") and Mel Ferrer is excellent as King Arthur (he is my favorite American actor, and he speaks as though he has had some classical acting experience).

Who cares if this film is accurate or not? One should just sit down, relax, and savor the vast widescreen pageantry and battle scenes, the beautiful production and music, and the great dialog (which should have been Oscar-nominated) and cast. Alas, some of the acting is wooden (Robert Taylor, as with almost all Lancelots, is miscast and it's kind of funny hearing Shakespearian dialog with a "cowboy" accent and incorrect pacing of the beautiful lines) and some scenes are slow (due to the staginess of the inexperienced widescreen crew), but these six things listed above make up for it.

Ava Gardner is extremely lovely, and Stan Baker is suitably cast is the evil Modred. The film is more faithful to the legend than other film versions, but there's no supernatural elements whatsoever. It's a shame that Shakespeare films, then and now, aren't made like this, where every scene is made to make one truly sink into the action.

But Shakespeare fans, like me, as well as classic movie buffs and medieval fans (especially those who love Errol Flynn's "The Adventures of Robin Hood"), will very much enjoy this film. As Mel himself says on the DVD, "Good viewing!"

*** (out of four)

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