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Camelot (1967)

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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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(based on the play "Camelot" book by), (novel) | 1 more credit »
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Complete credited cast:
... King Arthur
... Guenevere
... Lancelot Du Lac
... Mordred
... King Pellinore
... Merlyn
Pierre Olaf ... Dap
... Lady Clarinda
... Sir Lionel
Anthony Rogers ... Sir Dinadan
Peter Bromilow ... Sir Sagramore
Sue Casey ... Lady Sybil
Gary Marsh ... Tom of Warwick
Nicolas Beauvy ... King Arthur as a Boy
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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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The Most Beautiful Love Story Ever! See more »


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Release Date:

25 October 1967 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Камелот  »

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Budget:

$13,000,000 (estimated)

Gross USA:

$31,102,578
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(Technicolor)

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2.35 : 1
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Franco Nero was cast because he had the right look to play Lancelot. See more »

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In one scene, a dirty, round adhesive bandage is on Arthur's neck. 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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What Do The Simple Folk Do?
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Lyrics by Alan Jay Lerner
Music by Frederick Loewe
Sung by Vanessa Redgrave and Richard Harris
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Mediocre Stage to Screen Adaptation
13 July 2008 | by See all my reviews

It's hilarious that one reviewer here on IMDb singles out Franco Nero as the best singer out of the three leads. He obviously wasn't aware that Franco Nero didn't do his own singing ad was in fact dubbed by Gene Merlino! Richard Harris and Vanessa Redgrave did do their own singing.

Overall, Camelot has a melodious score by Alan Jay Lerner and Frederick Loewe and some first rate production values but it drags in spots. It's also very much a product of the 1960s as "The Lusty Month of May" is turned into some sort of pseudo hippie medieval love-in.

As for the performances Harris is a little too fey for my tastes as King Arhur. Vanessa Redgrave, although a good actress lacks the beautiful vocal renderings Julie Andrews gave the part and Franco Nero is hopelessly wooden as Lancelot. David Hemmings is a delightfully devious Mordred and almost steals the film from the rest of the cast.

Camelot is ultimately a very good example of the over-produced, over-stuffed musicals the studios were turning out during this period.


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