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Camelot (1967)

The story of the marriage of England's King Arthur to Guinevere. The plot of illegitimate Mordred 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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Sir Lionel
Anthony Rogers ...
Sir Dinadan
Peter Bromilow ...
Sir Sagramore
Sue Casey ...
Lady Sybil
Gary Marsh ...
Tom of Warwick
Nicolas Beauvy ...
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Storyline

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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Release Date:

25 October 1967 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Камелот  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$13,000,000 (estimated)

Gross USA:

$31,102,578
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(35 mm prints)| (70 mm prints)

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(Technicolor)

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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

After scouting various shooting locations, Joshua Logan decided not to film in England despite a surplus of medieval castles there. The reason being, according to his autobiography, that "the castles in England are either in ruins or have modern additions, whereas Spain is filled with entire castles that were built in the Middle Ages." Eventually, Logan chose the castle at Coca, Spain for Camelot and the elegant Alcazar in Segovia for Lancelot's fortress, Joyous Gard. See more »

Goofs

When Mordred first meets Arthur and Pellinore, Mordred's hat changes from being on his head to in his hands and then back on his head between shots. As Modred is speaking to Arthur about the thrones, Arthur is seen with his fingers on his forehead, in the next shot his hand is in a fist and on his mouth. Later in the scene, Arthur is squatting on his throne in one shot and then in the next shot one of his feet is down on the ground. See more »

Quotes

[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?
[sighs]
King Arthur: Then I should not have been born! Oh, Merlyn, I haven't got much ...
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Connections

Spoofed in Monty Python and the Holy Grail (1975) See more »

Soundtracks

Guenevere
(uncredited)
Lyrics By Alan Jay Lerner
Music by Frederick Loewe
Sung by chorus
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User Reviews

 
Ballads For King Arthur
20 March 2005 | by 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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