Sword of Lancelot


1h 56m 1963

Film Details

Also Known As
Lancelot and Guinevere
Release Date
Jan 1963
Premiere Information
Los Angeles opening: 5 Jun 1963
Production Company
Emblem Productions
Distribution Company
Universal-International Films
Country
United Kingdom
Screenplay Information
Based on the novel Le morte d'Arthur by Thomas Malory (1485).

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 56m
Sound
Mono
Color
Color (Eastmancolor)
Theatrical Aspect Ratio
2.35 : 1

Synopsis

In order to marry Guinevere, King Leodogran's daughter, King Arthur must find a knight to defeat Leodogran's champion. Arthur chooses Lancelot, who mortally wounds his opponent. On the way back to Camelot, Lancelot foils an attempt on Guinevere's life by Sir Modred, Arthur's illegitimate son; and before the end of the journey Lancelot and Guinevere realize their love for each other. Though Lancelot is loyal to Arthur and Guinevere's marriage to the king takes place as planned, it is not long before the two become lovers. Modred spies on them and informs Arthur of his wife's infidelity. Lancelot escapes, but Guinevere is condemned to be burned at the stake. He returns in time to save her and then offers to give himself up provided there will be no retaliation. Nevertheless, Arthur banishes him and sends Guinevere to a convent. Years later, Modred murders Arthur for his throne, and Lancelot returns to defeat him, thus ending the civil war that has been raging in Britain. He then finds Guinevere about to take the vows of a nun.

Film Details

Also Known As
Lancelot and Guinevere
Release Date
Jan 1963
Premiere Information
Los Angeles opening: 5 Jun 1963
Production Company
Emblem Productions
Distribution Company
Universal-International Films
Country
United Kingdom
Screenplay Information
Based on the novel Le morte d'Arthur by Thomas Malory (1485).

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 56m
Sound
Mono
Color
Color (Eastmancolor)
Theatrical Aspect Ratio
2.35 : 1

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Notes

Location scenes filmed in Yugoslavia. Released in Great Britain in June 1963 as Lancelot and Guinevere; running time: 117 min.