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- Barry Lane
If Mel Neuhas in his article is writing that Taylor and Gardner appeared together in Ivanhoe , he is mistaken. Elizabeth Taylor and Joan Fontaine, both effective in the film, were the leading ladies. And I think this film flat out stinks.
Knights of the Round Table
Ava Gardner was totaly the wrong person to appear in an English historical story and has limited acting talent. Also although I like Robert Taylor he was not the right actor to play an English Knight. I know why they did it and that was to make it marketable to an American audience.* But the script and the way it was written was very worthy of a story from centuries past.Films being made now and even those by the BBC who should now better are riddled with modern speak and mannerisms coupled with subservience to political correctness such as casting black actors in historical stories of the BRITISH isles going way back beyond the middle ages make me cringe .
Watch for the Stonehenge scene...
At one point, various Knights are having a battle around Stonehenge, and one of them kicks over one of the huge Stonehenge uprights!
A Colorful Epic of Bravery and Honor.
- Frank Harris Horn
Robert Taylor, Ava Gardner and Mel Ferrer go on location in England to star in Pandro S. Berman's magnificently film adaptation of Sir Thomas Malory's novel, "Le Morte D'Arthur" to life on the silver screen with Ferrer as the heroic Arthur Pendragon, who fulfills his destiny and becomes the rightful King of England, Gardner as the beautiful Lady Guinevere, of whom, he marries and she becomes his queen, and Taylor as the gallant kinght, Sir Lancelot, who betrays his loyalty to Arthur by falling in love with the beautiful Lady Guinevere. A magificent display of chivalry and gallantry from it's stars depicting one of the great legends the world has ever known. With Anne Crawford, Stanley Baker, Felix Aylmer, Maureen Swanson, Gabriel Woolf, Anthony Forwood, Robert Urquhart, Niall MacGinnis, Ann Hanslip, Jill Clifford & Stephen Vercoe.