The Adventures of Sir Lancelot: Season 1, Episode 1

The Knight with the Red Plume (24 Sep. 1956)

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Sir Lancelot desires to become a Knight of the Round Table, but he has to prove his mettle by going through a series of tough and strenuous tests.


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Episode complete credited cast:
William Russell ...
Jane Hylton ...
Bruce Seton ...
Cyril Smith ...
Andrew Crawford ...
Peter Bennett ...
Leonides the Hermit
Brian Worth ...
Paul Hansard ...
Sir Lionel
Edwin Richfield ...
Sir Christopher


Sir Lancelot desires to become a Knight of the Round Table, but he has to prove his mettle by going through a series of tough and strenuous tests.

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24 September 1956 (USA)  »

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(RCA Sound Recording)

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1.33 : 1
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[last lines of Episode 1.1: "Knight with the Red Plume"]
King Arthur: I proclaim you, Sir Lancelot of the Lake, a Knight of the Round Table. By custom, you are entitled now to ask one boon, which I will grant if it be in my power.
Sir Lancelot du Lac: Sire, a knight is not yet fully armed unless he bears the favor of a lady fair.
King Arthur: Certainly you have the right to champion a lady and dedicate your deeds to her, when you have chosen.
Sir Lancelot du Lac: I have already chosen, Sire. I would champion Queen Guinevere!
King Arthur: I am sure that Queen Guinevere will ...
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When knights were bold
27 September 2012 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

While I vividly remember Robin Hood, I have no recollection of this series. This is the pilot episode where Lancelot must prove his worth before becoming a Knight of the Round Table. Sir Gawain challenges him to a fight to the death since Lancelot killed his brother in battle. The jousting scene between the two was quite good but the broad sword fight, not so much. Interesting bit of humor when Lancelot deduces a trick Merlin used but promises not to tell anyone about it. However, I found Russel's portrayal to be wooden and lacking in charm. The production values are about what one would expect from a 1950s television show but the show is a pleasant enough diversion for children. The music of theme song (in days of old, when knights were bold) just does not fit; the music (but not the lyrics, of course) are more suited to Jim Bowie or some such show.

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