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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 <mvg@whidbey.com>

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25 October 1967 (USA)  »

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Camelot - Am Hofe König Arthurs  »

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$13,000,000 (estimated)
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Trivia

Vanessa Redgrave (Guinevere) and Franco Nero (Lancelot) who met on this film would later on in life get married and have a child together (Carlo Gabriel Nero). They have also worked together since in letters to Juliet as lovers who found each other after years apart. See more »

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As Mordred leaves Arthur in the forest, Arthur can be seen holding a limb of a tree. In the next shot, Arthur is not holding the branch and is facing the other direction. See more »

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[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?
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King Arthur: Then I should not have been born! Oh, Merlyn, I haven't got much ...
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References The Sword in the Stone (1963) See more »

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Guenevere
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Lyrics By Alan Jay Lerner
Music by Frederick Loewe
Sung by chorus
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Lavish, with a marvellous score, but it does drag in spots and some of the singing wasn't great
21 February 2010 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

In general I did like "Camelot" but there are a number of flaws that do let down what could have been a spectacular film to what is now a interesting but somewhat mediocre one. Well, starting with the positives, it is sumptuously filmed, with stunning cinematography and lush costumes and sets. The music score is marvellous, beautiful, dramatic, moving, haunting and lots more. Most of the performances are well done, particularly David Hemmings as Mordred who is deliciously devious and even detestable. And it was nice to see the late Lionel Jeffries as King Pellinore. The story is tragic and inspiring, the ending is moving and the dialogue is good. However, the film does drag a lot, not only because the pace is disappointingly pedestrian, but Joshua Logan's direction is very stodgy. Also, while Gene Merlino provided the singing voice of Lancelot beautifully, I personally didn't find the singing that great. Richard Harris and Vanessa Redgrave act convincingly as Arthur and Guinevere, but their singing is flat mostly. As Lancelot Franco Nero is wooden at best, handsome yes, but wooden. All in all, worth watching, but with more secure pacing and a perhaps better director, no offence to Joshua Logan, this could've been better. 6/10 Bethany Cox


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