Camelot (1967)

G  |   |  Adventure, Comedy, Drama  |  25 October 1967 (USA)
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The story of the marriage of England's King Arthur to Guinevere. The plot of illegitimate Modred 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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The story of the marriage of England's King Arthur to Guinevere is played out amid the pagentry of Camelot. The plot of illegitimate Modred to gain the throne and Guinevere's growing attachment to Sir Lancelot, whom she at first abhors, threaten to topple Arthur and destroy his "round table" of knights who would use their might for right. Written by Ron Kerrigan <>

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Release Date:

25 October 1967 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Камелот  »

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$13,000,000 (estimated)

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In the throne room of the Great Hall, where Lancelot is to be dubbed, we see assorted people gathered throughout the hall as King Arthur and Queen Guenevere make their way to the throne, but no knights. Shortly thereafter, as Sir Lancelot rides his horse into the hall, we see both sides of the hall lined with knights in armor, where there had been no knights before. When it was originally filmed, the entire scene included lengthy shots of pageantry, and one section was filmed of all the knights of the round table filing into the hall and lining up on each side, just below the steps to the throne room; but this sequence was dropped in the final cut. Brief glimpses of the knights filing into the hall in this scene may be viewed in one of the trailers. See more »


[first lines]
A Knight: The rules of battle are not for Lancelot Du Lac, Your Majesty! Let us attack now while they sleep!
King Arthur: [firmly] We will attack when I give the command - at dawn.
[the knight leaves, and Arthur begins to talk to himself]
King Arthur: Oh, Merlyn, Merlyn, why is Ginny in that castle, behind walls I cannot enter? How did I blunder into this agonizing absurdity? Where did I stumble? How did I go wrong? Should I not have loved her?
King Arthur: Then I should not have been born! Oh, Merlyn, I haven't got much ...
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Referenced in Over 18... and Ready! (1969) See more »


The Simple Joys Of Maidenhood
Lyrics by Alan Jay Lerner
Music by Frederick Loewe
Sung by Vanessa Redgrave
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Ballads For King Arthur
20 March 2005 | by (San Francisco, California) – See all my reviews

The legend of King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table has endured for centuries, and has inspired many movies. One of them is the musical "Camelot," based on the stage production by Lerner and Loewe. Richard Harris stars as King Arthur, with Vanessa Redgrave as Queen Guinevere and Franco Nero as Sir Lancelot. The story follows the classic legend, Arthur creating the perfect land of Camelot, but suffering betrayal by his queen and favorite knight. The eyes are presented with a lavish sight of dazzling scenery, lush locations and beautiful costumes. There are memorable songs, such as "If Ever I Should Leave You," "What Do the Simple Folk Do?" and of course, "Camelot." This epic offers a lot for both the eyes and the ears.

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