Knights of the Round Table

The legend of King Arthur comes alive in this Oscar-nominated picture starring Ava Gardner as Lady Guinevere, Robert Taylor as Sir Lancelot and Mel Ferrer as the noble King Arthur.
Knights of the Round Table
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DVD Features:

  • Rated: Not Rated
  • Run Time: 1 hours, 55 minutes
  • Video: Color
  • Released: May 24, 2012
  • Originally Released: 1953
  • Label: Warner Archive Collection (MOD)
  • Encoding: Region 0 (Worldwide)
  • Note: Introduction by Mel Ferrer
    • Premiere Newsreel
    • Vintage Concert Hall
    • Musical Short Overture to the Merry Wives of Windsor
  • Dual Layer
  • Aspect Ratio: Widescreen - 2.55
  • Audio:
    • Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo - English
    • Subtitles - English, French, Spanish

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Total Count: 6


User Ratings: 2,897
Rating: 4/5 -- Lavish MGM King Arthur tale featuring Robert Taylor and jousting galore.
Mar 2, 2008
Rating: C+ -- MGM's first CinemaScope picture has not aged well (too verbose and the acting is stiff), but production values are good and Robert Taylor and Ava Gardner are handsome. Full Review
Feb 5, 2012
Rating: 2.5/5 -- The stilted, uptight vibe of the film is pretty much just standard operating procedure for movies of this type and this era. Full Review
Alternate Ending
Sep 7, 2017
Rating: B -- Conventional but fairly solid adaptation of the King Arthur legend… benefits from its colorful pageantry and strongly Christian milieu, including a royal Catholic wedding and a transcendent moment of revelation involving the Holy Grail. Full Review
Decent Films Guide
Aug 29, 2003
Rating: C+ -- An uninspiring reworking of the story of King Arthur and his Knights of the Round Table. Full Review
Ozus' World Movie Reviews
Dec 28, 2006

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Long live King Arthur and Camelot! Yet in all of ancient England's newfound peace there is "a fraying link in Arthur's chain": the growing passion between heroic knight Sir Lancelot and beautiful Queen Guinevere.

One of history's most beloved legends is vibrantly retold in an adaptation downplaying fantasy elements and giving 6th-century England a new kind of fantasy: a dazzling Hollywood sheen bursting with the CinemaScope-sized pageantry, conflicts and imposing citadels of location-lensed 1950s spectaculars. Robert Taylor is Lancelot, sworn to serve his king (Mel Ferrer) but devoted to his queen (Ava Gardner).

Product Description:

MGM's first production in cinemascope, this is the story of King Arthur and his Knights of the Round Table. Lancelot, banished from the court for his affair with Guinevere, returns in disguise to destroy the greatest threat to Camelot - Arthur's illegitimate son, Modred. Academy Award Nominations: Best (Color) Art Direction-Set Direction, Best Sound Recording.

Plot Synopsis:

As Sir Lancelot and his soldiers wage a battle in medieval England, he is also trying to win the heart of Guinevere--who just happens to be married to King Arthur...


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Product Info

  • Sales Rank: 1,208
  • UPC: 883316486269
  • Shipping Weight: 0.25/lbs (approx)
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