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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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Sue Casey ...
Lady Sybil
Gary Marsh ...
Tom of Warwick
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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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Direct from its reserved seat engagement See more »


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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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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Vanessa Redgrave and Franco Nero who met on this film, got married, and have a child together (Carlo Gabriel Nero). They have also worked together since, in Letters to Juliet (2010) as lovers, who found each other after years apart. 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

Referenced in The Muppet Show: Pearl Bailey (1978) See more »

Soundtracks

The Simple Joys Of Maidenhood
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Lyrics by Alan Jay Lerner
Music by Frederick Loewe
Sung by Vanessa Redgrave
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A LIFE CHANGING EXPERIENCE
17 February 2003 | by See all my reviews

There are not many perfect movies but CAMELOT is one of them. I have seen CAMELOT many many times and it only gets better with age. I first saw it in 1967 when it was released. It was the first film to make me cry. I'm a guy so that's tough to admit. When King Arthur (Richard Harris) sings the line "Each evening from December to December before you sleep upon your cot think back on all the tales that you remember of Camelot.." there was just no holding back. I sobbed like a baby. Of course it is pure fantasy but that's the point. For "one brief shining moment" maybe there was a perfect world somewhere before it all came crashing down. And this is such a beautiful looking movie with such beautiful music and beautiful people I'll never understand why it wasn't a smash hit. The people that don't like this film must not have any kind of heart. In fact I wonder if they are even alive. I would call CAMELOT the ultimate movie experience. If there is a better movie that is as splendid escapism as this one I haven't found it. CAMELOT makes me appreciate my life. It makes me realize somehow that it is life itself that is joy and we need to enjoy every little tiny part of it because tomorrow may bring it to an end. You simply MUST see CAMELOT. It will enlighten you. It will make you cry but you will be smiling at the same time.


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