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Camelot Details

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[[Performer~P100044~Joshua Logan~joshualogan]] directs this lavish version of the [[Performer~P99402~Alan Jay Lerner~alanjaylerner]] and [[Performer~P100027~Frederick Loewe~frederickloewe]] Broadway success with [[Performer~P212278~Richard Harris~richardharris]], [[Performer~P59206~Vanessa Redgrave~vanessaredgrave]], and [[Performer~P52262~Franco Nero~franconero]] in the lead roles originally portrayed on Broadway by [[Performer~P83664~Richard Burton~richardburton]], [[Performer~P1721~Julie Andrews~julieandrews]], and [[Performer~P27988~Robert Goulet~robertgoulet]]. The musical, based on [[Performer~P311792~T.H. White~thwhite]]'s The Once and Future King, chronicles the legend of King Arthur ([[Performer~P212278~Richard Harris~richardharris]]) and his tortured love affair with his queen Guenevere ([[Performer~P59206~Vanessa Redgrave~vanessaredgrave]]). 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 ([[Performer~P52262~Franco Nero~franconero]]), 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 ([[Performer~P93993~David Hemmings~davidhemmings]]) 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. ~ Paul Brenner, Rovi

  • Release date:October 25, 1967

Awards

Awarded by
Nominee
Category
Year
Status
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences John Truscott Best Costume Design 1967 Winner
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences John Truscott Best Art Direction 1967 Winner
Hollywood Foreign Press Association Franco Nero New Star of the Year - Male 1967 Nominee
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Ken Darby Best Score 1967 Winner
Hollywood Foreign Press Association Vanessa Redgrave Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy 1967 Nominee
Hollywood Foreign Press Association Richard Harris Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy 1967 Winner
Hollywood Foreign Press Association Alan Jay Lerner Best Original Song 1967 Winner
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Edward Carrere Best Art Direction 1967 Winner
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Alfred Newman Best Adapted Score 1967 Winner

Cast

Richard Harris
as King Arthur
Vanessa Redgrave
as Guenevere
Franco Nero
as Lancelot Du Lac
David Hemmings
as Mordred
Lionel Jeffries
as King Pellinore
Estelle Winwood
as Lady Clarinda
Laurence Naismith
as Merlyn
Pierre Olaf
as Dap
Peter Bromilow
as Sir Sagramore
Garry Marsh
as Tom

Crew

Moss Hart
Director
Joshua Logan
Director
John Truscott
Producer
Jack L. Warner
Producer
Joel Freeman
Producer
Alan Jay Lerner
Screenwriter
T.H. White
Book Author
Alan Jay Lerner
Songwriter
Alfred Newman
Musical Direction/Supervision
Ken Darby
Composer (Music Score)
Folmar Blangsted
Editor
Fernando Carrere
Production Designer
John Truscott
Production Designer
Edward Carrere
Art Director
John Truscott
Costume Designer
Alan Jay Lerner
Lyricist
Alan Jay Lerner
Book (Musical)
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