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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.

Director:

Joshua Logan

Writers:

Alan Jay Lerner (based on the play "Camelot" book by), T.H. White (novel) | 1 more credit »
Won 3 Oscars. Another 4 wins & 6 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Richard Harris ... King Arthur
Vanessa Redgrave ... Guenevere
Franco Nero ... Lancelot Du Lac
David Hemmings ... Mordred
Lionel Jeffries ... King Pellinore
Laurence Naismith ... Merlyn
Pierre Olaf Pierre Olaf ... Dap
Estelle Winwood ... Lady Clarinda
Gary Marshal ... Sir Lionel
Anthony Rogers Anthony Rogers ... Sir Dinadan
Peter Bromilow Peter Bromilow ... Sir Sagramore
Sue Casey Sue Casey ... Lady Sybil
Gary Marsh Gary Marsh ... Tom of Warwick
Nicolas Beauvy Nicolas Beauvy ... King Arthur as a Boy
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Storyline

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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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

25 October 1967 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Камелот See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$13,000,000 (estimated)

Gross USA:

$31,102,578
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Sound Mix:

4-Track Stereo (35 mm prints)| 70 mm 6-Track (70 mm prints)

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

In later years, Sir Richard Harris bought the rights to the stage version of "Camelot" for $1 million, revamped the musical, and took it on tour. It made him a very rich man. See more »

Goofs

As Guenevere and Lancelot go to meet with Arthur before the battle, Guenevere runs ahead in one shot. In the next shot, she and Lancelot are standing next to each other. 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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Connections

Referenced in Over 18... and Ready! (1969) See more »

Soundtracks

The Simple Joys Of Maidenhood
(uncredited)
Lyrics by Alan Jay Lerner
Music by Frederick Loewe
Sung by Vanessa Redgrave
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User Reviews

 
Ballads For King Arthur
20 March 2005 | by EmperorNortonIISee all my reviews

The legend of King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table has endured for centuries, and has inspired many movies. One of them is the musical "Camelot," based on the stage production by Lerner and Loewe. Richard Harris stars as King Arthur, with Vanessa Redgrave as Queen Guinevere and Franco Nero as Sir Lancelot. The story follows the classic legend, Arthur creating the perfect land of Camelot, but suffering betrayal by his queen and favorite knight. The eyes are presented with a lavish sight of dazzling scenery, lush locations and beautiful costumes. There are memorable songs, such as "If Ever I Should Leave You," "What Do the Simple Folk Do?" and of course, "Camelot." This epic offers a lot for both the eyes and the ears.


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