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Knights of the Round Table Details

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MGM's first CinemaScope production was the lavishly appointed Knights of the Round Table. Without overlapping into any copyrighted material (specifically T.H. White's T.H. White), the film spins a lucid account of the King Arthur legend. The good king is played by Mel Ferrer, while Queen Guenevere is essayed by Ava Gardner. Arthur's efforts to create a perfect society in Camelot are compromised when Guenevere falls in love with trusted knight Sir Lancelot (Robert Taylor). The ambitious Mordred (Stanley Baker) uses his knowledge of the Queen's indiscretion to destroy both Camelot and King Arthur's round table. Most of the story material in Knights of the Round Table is lifted from Sir Thomas Malory's Le Morte D'Arthur. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

  • Release date:December 22, 1953

Awards

Awarded by
Nominee
Category
Year
Status
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Hans Peters Best Color Art Direction 1953 Nominee
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Alfred Junge Best Color Art Direction 1953 Nominee

Cast

Ava Gardner
as Guinevere
Robert Taylor
as Sir Lancelot of the Lake
Mel Ferrer
as King Arthur
Stanley Baker
as Sir Modred
Gabriel Woolf
as Percival
Felix Aylmer
as Merlin
Maureen Swanson
as Elaine
Anthony Forwood
as Gareth
Robert Urquhart
as Sir Gawaine
Niall MacGinnis
as Green Knight
Ann Hanslip
as Nan
Jill Clifford
as Bronwyn
Stephen Vercoe
as Agravaine
John Brooking
as Bedivere
Peter Gawthorne
as Bishop
Alan Tilvern
as Steward
Mary Germaine
as Brigid
Martin Wyldeck
as John
Barry Mackay
as Green Knight's First Squire
Derek Tansley
as Green Knight's Squire
Roy Russell
as Leogrance
Howard Marion-Crawford
as Simon
Dana Wynter
as Vivien
Howard Marion-Crawford
as Simon
Dana Wynter
as Vivien

Crew

Richard Thorpe
Director
Pandro S. Berman
Producer
Thomas Malory
Book Author
Noel Langley
Screenwriter
Talbot Jennings
Screenwriter
Jan Lustig
Screenwriter
Freddie Young
Cinematographer
Stephen Dade
Cinematographer
Miklos Rozsa
Composer (Music Score)
Alfred Junge
Art Director
Hans Peters
Art Director
Roger Furse
Costume Designer
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