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Sword of Lancelot (1963)

Lancelot and Guinevere (original title)
Not Rated | | Action, Adventure, Fantasy | 5 June 1963 (USA)
Lancelot is King Arthur's most valued Knight of the Round Table and a paragon of courage and virtue. Things change, however, when he falls in love with Queen Guinevere.

Director:

Cornel Wilde

Writers:

Richard Schayer, Cornel Wilde (as Jefferson Pascal)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Cornel Wilde ... Sir Lancelot
Jean Wallace ... Guinevere
Brian Aherne ... King Arthur
George Baker ... Sir Gawaine
Archie Duncan Archie Duncan ... Sir Lamorak
Adrienne Corri ... Lady Vivian
Michael Meacham Michael Meacham ... Sir Modred
Iain Gregory Iain Gregory ... Sir Tors
Mark Dignam ... Merlin
Reginald Beckwith Reginald Beckwith ... Sir Dagonet
John Barrie ... Sir Bevidere
Richard Thorp ... Sir Gareth
Joseph Tomelty ... Sir Kaye
Graham Stark ... Rian
Geoffrey Dunn Geoffrey Dunn ... Edrick
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Lancelot is King Arthur's most valued Knight of the Round Table and a paragon of courage and virtue. Things change, however, when he falls in love with Queen Guinevere.

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Taglines:

This was the loving...battling...lusty age of King Arthur...the Knights of the Round Table...the fabulous age of Camelot! See more »


Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »
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Country:

UK

Language:

English | French

Release Date:

5 June 1963 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Sword of Lancelot See more »

Filming Locations:

Divicibare, Yugoslavia See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Emblem Productions See more »
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono (Westrex Recording System)

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Nine years earlier Brian Aherne played King Arthur in "Prince Valiant." See more »

Goofs

In the main battle scene, a soldier - apparently thinking he was out of camera range - can be seen at the bottom of the screen standing with an arrow sticking out of his shoulder and smoking a cigarette. See more »

Quotes

Guinevere: I should have known better than to trust a Frenchman!
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The Universal logo does not appear on this film. See more »

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Version of Excalibur (1981) See more »

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The original "Days of our Lances"
7 April 2002 | by uds3See all my reviews

WHAT's this? Not a solitary comment on one of the really good medieval flicks of this period?

Actually it was one of the last, coming at the end of the cycle that had included KING ARTHUR AND THE KNIGHTS OF THE ROUND TABLE, PRINCE VALIANT, THE BLACK SHIELD OF FALWORTH, THE BLACK KNIGHT....all big moneyspinners in the 50's. It was also just 4 years shy of Richard Harris' beloved, but overblown musical CAMELOT.

The film performed disappointingly at the box office as audiences tastes had changed and biblical spectacle was all the rage by the early 60's. By '63 even THAT had waned, THE LAST DAYS OF SODOM AND GOMORRAH having closed the chapter on epics the previous year.

But hey, Cornel Wilde was a ragingly in-form Lancelot and pulled out all stops to impress his lady Guinevere. Course, her husband, King Arthur was majorly disgusted with both of them and things were messy there for a while. But you know, simply nothing overcame life's little set- backs in those days of yore, like crushing a few skulls in with a mace or broadsword and Lancelot was the champion after all. Some reviewers at the time took exception to Lancelot's french accent (Ah, my GuineVERE, u know 'ow I love you non?, ees not your coleurs 'anging from my lance-tip cherie?) Well ze franch accent or not, Cornel made as good a Lancelot as anyone ever has. This film rocked.

Think A KNIGHT'S TALE handled seriously!


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