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Camelot (1967)




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Joshua Logan directs this lavish version of the Alan Jay Lerner and Frederick Loewe Broadway success with Richard Harris, Vanessa Redgrave, and Franco Nero in the lead roles originally portrayed on Broadway by Richard Burton, Julie Andrews, and Robert Goulet. The musical, based on T.H. White's The Once and Future King, chronicles the legend of King Arthur (Richard Harris) and his tortured love affair with his queen Guenevere (Vanessa Redgrave). Arthur first encounters Guenevere, on the day of their wedding, in the enchanted forest surrounding Camelot. After the wedding, Arthur's bliss at his marriage to the lovely Guenevere prompts him to establish the Knights of the Round Table, a lofty order of chivalry in which all the member knights are bound by a desire the help the oppressed, keeping faith with trust and honor. Such is the fame of the Knights of the Round Table that a young French knight, Lancelot Du Lac (Franco Nero), seeks to join the order. Lancelot quickly becomes the most celebrated of all the knights, and Guenevere, aloof at first, falls in love with him. Although both have a deep love for Arthur, their passion knows no bounds, and they begin an illicit love affair behind Arthur's back. Arthur ignores the rumors circling around him, but when his illegitimate son, Mordred (David Hemmings) arrives at Camelot, he exposes Lancelot and Guenevere during a tryst. Lancelot escapes, but Guenevere is sentenced to be burned at the stake. Lancelot rescues her at the last minute, and Arthur prepares for battle, his dreams of an idealistic Camelot shattered.more
Rating: G
Genre: Action & Adventure, Romance, Classics, Comedy, Drama, Musical & Performing Arts, Science Fiction & Fantasy
Directed By: , ,
Written By: T.H. White, Alan Jay Lerner
In Theaters:
On DVD: May 1, 2007
Warner Home Video


Richard Harris
as King Arthur
Franco Nero
as Lancelot Du Lac
Lionel Jeffries
as King Pellimore
Estelle Winwood
as Lady Clarinda
Gary Marshal
as Sir Lionel
Anthony Rogers
as Sir Dinadan
Peter Bromilow
as Sir Sagramore
Sue Casey
as Lady Sybil
Gary Marsh
as Tom or Warwick
Garry Marshall
as Sir Lionel
Nicolas Beauvy
as King Arthur as a boy
Gary K. Marshall
as Sir Lionel
Garry Marsh
as Tom of Warwick
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Critic Reviews for Camelot

All Critics (16) | Top Critics (4)

Full Review… | October 18, 2008
Top Critic

Full Review… | February 9, 2006
Time Out
Top Critic

Full Review… | May 20, 2003
New York Times
Top Critic

Full Review… | January 1, 2000
Top Critic

... considered a classic by many and a disaster by others. I'm in that other camp.

Full Review… | May 19, 2012

Often so misguided that it threatens to become a spoof worthy of Monty Python or Mel Brooks -- when Arthur hisses, "I demand a man's vengeance!" he sounds exactly like Cloris Leachman bleating, "Death to King Louis!" in History of the World: Part I.

Full Review… | May 8, 2012
Creative Loafing

Audience Reviews for Camelot

Beautiful music and strong performances from Richard Harris and Vanessa Redgrave, however they are not singers and it hurts the picture mightily, leaving you wondering how much better it could have been with Richard Burton, Robert Goulet and especially Julie Andrews. Some of the costumes are truly amazing and justly famous.

jay nixon

Super Reviewer

A rousing version of the Broadway musical. Perhaps the definitive Camelot version. It's very fresh and lively. The songs are great for the most part, with only a few sappy and boring ones to contend with. It's a delight to view the lushness of the sets and costumes.

Lafe Fredbjornson

Super Reviewer


I hate musicals, and this a a perfect example why. Seeing Richard Harris and Vanessa Redgrave, great actors both, embarrass themselves bursting into song at inappropriate moments at the expense of any suspension of disbelief or drama is just shocking. Dreadful.

xGary Xx

Super Reviewer

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