• Camelot (1967)


Release Date: 1967

DVD Release Date: May 1st, 2007

G |2 hr 59 min

Plot Summary

After the arranged marriage of Arthur (Richard Harris) and Guinevere (Vanessa Redgrave), the king gathers the noble knights of the realm to his Round Table. The dashing and stalwart Lancelot (Franco Nero) joins, but soon finds himself enraptured by the lovely Guinevere. When Arthur's illegitimate son, Mordred (David Hemmings), reappears in the kingdom and outs the secret lovers, Arthur finds himself trapped by his own rules into taking action against his wife and closest friend.

Cast: Richard Harris, Vanessa Redgrave, Franco Nero, David Hemmings, Lionel Jeffries, Laurence Naismith, Pierre Olaf, Estelle Winwood

Director: Joshua Logan

Genres: Musical

Production Co: Warner Brothers/Seven Arts

Keywords: Passionate, Son, Forbidden love, Charming, Love triangle, Sacrifice, England

Ratings & Reviews

  • 50
    Bosley CrowtherThe New York Times

    What it basically needed in its transfer to the screen was a drenching in cinema magic to remove all the dull and pretentious patches of realism and romantic cliché that kept it from sparkling in the theater. And that's what we all hoped it would have. Well, it hasn't, alas. show more

  • 63
    James BerardinelliReelViews

    There are times when musical/comedy elements and the darker, serious drama of the love triangle war with each other. This is one of the great romantic tragedies of all time, and the film falls short of doing it justice. show more

  • 100
    Roger EbertChicago Sun-Times

    Camelot, then, is exactly what we were promised: ornate, visually beautiful, romantic and staged as the most lavish production in the history of the Hollywood musical. If that's what you like, you'll like it. I'll just crouch in the corner here and gnaw my haunch of beef and send the wench to fetch more ale. show more

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