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Knights of the Round Table [DVD] [1953]

  • SKU: 20219244
  • Release Date: 05/17/2012
  • Rating: NR

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    Overall Customer Rating:
    67% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (2 out of 3)

    Special Features

    • Introduction by Mel Ferrer
    • Premiere Newsreel
    • Vintage Concert Hall
    • Musical Short Overture to the Merry Wives of Windsor
    • Closed Captioned


    Knights of the Round Table
    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 The Once and Future King), 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

    Cast & Crew

    • Ava Gardner
      Ava Gardner - Guinevere
    • Robert Taylor
      Robert Taylor - Sir Lancelot of the Lake
    • Mel Ferrer
      Mel Ferrer - King Arthur
    • Anne Crawford
      Anne Crawford - Morgan Le Fay
    • Stanley Baker
      Stanley Baker - Sir Modred

    Customer rating

    Rating 4.3 out of 5 stars with 3 reviews

    would recommend to a friend
    • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

      Average King Arthur Legend Movie

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      • My Best Buy® Elite MemberElite Member

      The DVD provided good picture and sound. Robert Taylor stars in this movie about Camelot and the Knights of the Round Table I loved Taylor in Ivanhoe but this movie just lacks the overall quality of Ivanhoe. If you like movies about King Arthur and Merlin you may like this movie but at times I found it to be boring.

      No, I would not recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      An old movie that still remains a classic.

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      • My Best Buy® Elite Plus MemberElite Plus Member

      I have seen Excalabur plenty of times but I believe that Knights of the round table has it beat. It brings to life the actual story of King Author and Sir Lancolot. This movie tells the true story of the knights of the round table. If you have any interest in King Author this the movie for you.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Great addion to our collection

      • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
      • My Best Buy® MemberMember

      We collect and watch the classic movies. It arrived when promised. If you enjoy King Arthur movies this is a must.

      I would recommend this to a friend

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