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Sword of Lancelot (1963)

Lancelot and Guinevere (original title)
This period action classic features Cornel Wilde, who also co-produced and directed this film, as Lancelot, the bravest knight of the Round Table.

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Sir Gawaine
Archie Duncan ...
Sir Lamorak
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Lady Vivian
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Sir Modred
Iain Gregory ...
Sir Tors
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Merlin
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Sir Gareth
Joseph Tomelty ...
Sir Kaye
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Rian
Geoffrey Dunn ...
Edrick
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This period action classic features Cornel Wilde, who also co-produced and directed this film, as Lancelot, the bravest knight of the Round Table.

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This was the loving...battling...lusty age of King Arthur...the Knights of the Round Table...the fabulous age of Camelot! See more »


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In the main battle scene, a soldier - apparently thinking he was out of camera range - can be seen at the bottom of the screen standing with an arrow sticking out of his shoulder and smoking a cigarette. See more »

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King Arthur: It seems that love and hate are so close akin, only the sharpest sword can separate one from the other.
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Version of Arthur the King (1985) See more »

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Bloody for 1963 standards.
12 July 2017 | by (Australia) – See all my reviews

King Arthur sends his trusty right hand man, the knight Sir Lancelot to a rival kingdom to win the hand in marriage of Guinevere. He succeeds, but falls in love with the maiden. She marries Arthur but secretly yearns for Lancelot. After a time, they become lovers & when Arthur finds out, their friendship – sabotaged by a rival knight – becomes very strained.

Originally released in the United Kingdom as Lancelot & Guinevere, this 1963 adventure film was directed by its star, Cornel Wilde. Wilde also produces & cast his wife at the time, Jean Wallace, as Guinevere.

While not the definitive version of the Camelot story, Sword of Lancelot is still reasonably watchable. The film has some passable acting &, like most of Wilde's directorial efforts, filled with action scenes. The fights & battles are the showpiece of the film & are quite violent, even by 1963 standards. There is some passable plotting but the pace tends to drag a little inbetween the battles. Wilde & Wallace might be a good pair on the screen but they are both a little too old for their roles. Having said that, Sword of Lancelot is still a pretty reasonable Dark Ages adventure film, although I still prefer something like Under the Red Robe over this.


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