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Knights of the Round Table (1953)

Approved | | Action, Adventure, Drama | 15 January 1954 (USA)
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King Arthur's rule is threatened by the adulterous love between Sir Lancelot and Queen Guinevere, a relationship the king's enemies hope to exploit.

Director:

Richard Thorpe

Writers:

Talbot Jennings (screenplay), Jan Lustig (screenplay) | 2 more credits »
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Nominated for 2 Oscars. Another 1 nomination. See more awards »

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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Robert Taylor ... Lancelot
Ava Gardner ... Guinevere
Mel Ferrer ... Arthur
Anne Crawford ... Morgan Le Fay
Stanley Baker ... Modred
Felix Aylmer ... Merlin
Maureen Swanson ... Elaine
Gabriel Woolf Gabriel Woolf ... Percival
Anthony Forwood ... Gareth
Robert Urquhart Robert Urquhart ... Gawaine
Niall MacGinnis ... Green Knight
Ann Hanslip Ann Hanslip ... Nan
Jill Clifford Jill Clifford ... Bronwyn
Stephen Vercoe Stephen Vercoe ... Agravaine
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Storyline

King Arthur establishes the greatest reign England has ever seen, and along for the ride are his indispensable Knights of the Round Table, particularly Sir Lancelot. Then, Arthur finds himself a bride, the beautiful Guenivere. While she loves Arthur, she also loves Lancelot and though Lancelot repeatedly fights it, he loves her, too. Treachery is brewing as the evil Morgan le Fay and her knight Sir Modred work to trap them. So begins the decline and eventual fall of Arthur and Camelot. Written by Tommy Peter

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Taglines:

SEE! In CinemaScope! The miraculous feats of magic of the wizard Merlin! The beauty of Queen Guinevere that made a Kingdom tremble! See more »


Certificate:

Approved | See all certifications »

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

15 January 1954 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Los caballeros del rey Arturo See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$2,600,000 (estimated)

Gross USA:

$9,849,240, 31 December 1953

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$17,649,280, 31 December 1953
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

4-Track Stereo (Western Electric Sound System)

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.75 : 1
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Trivia

First MGM film to be shot in CinemaScope. See more »

Goofs

Lancelot knocks over one of the blocks of Stonehenge singlehandedly. He is not portrayed as superhuman. See more »

Quotes

Arthur: Are you knight or outlaw? Cool your hot blood and keep your place!
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Connections

Version of Camelot (1982) See more »

Soundtracks

A Lady White
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Music by Clifton Parker
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A toast to Camelot
7 February 1999 | by red-79See all my reviews

Swordfighting and battle-scenes galore! This was the first armored knight movie that I saw as a child. Loved it and never forgot it. Great cast, very colorful and lots of action. Robert Taylor at his swashbuckling best all dressed in bright red as Sir Lancelot. Stanley Baker as the treacherous and dark villain, Modred. And of course, Mel Ferrer as noble King Arthur, with Ava Gardner as the beautiful and vunerable Queen Guinevere. What more could a kid want?


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