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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 Joseph Tomelty ... Sir Kaye
Graham Stark ... Rian
Geoffrey Dunn Geoffrey Dunn ... Edrick
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Storyline

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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Details

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

Sir Lancelot: You speak like a child! You feel but do not think.
Guinevere: 'Tis better than a man, who thinks but does not feel.
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The Universal logo does not appear on this film. See more »

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Version of Camelot (1967) See more »

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Dusted off Accent
23 May 2004 | by bkoganbingSee all my reviews

Cornel Wilde had an interesting career as stand-by leading man for Tyrone Power at Fox. His biggest role there was in Forever Amber, made when Power was doing another big budget spectacle, Captain from Castile and was unavailable. Wilde should have had a bigger career, but never got the breaks.

He and Mrs. Wilde (Jean Wallace who played Guinevere)dusted off the Lancelot and Guinevere story for another go. Wilde supposedly sank a lot of his own money in this film and lost a bundle. This kind of film really needs the full backing of a big studio.

MGM did this far better with Knights of the Round Table. Although Robert Taylor was a stoic Lancelot in that film, the overall production values were far better with that product. Wilde dusted off the French accent he perfected in The Greatest Show On Earth and played Lancelot properly as a Frenchman. But Ava Gardner was a Guinevere to die for as opposed to what Mrs. Wilde did with the part.

Brian Aherne plays a noble Arthur. But Stanley Baker and Anne Crawford as Mordred and Morgan LeFay were light years better than the two who played the parts here.


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