King Arthur in Hollywood

Knights of the Round Table  (1953)  VHS ~ Robert Taylor

This 1953 version of the Camelot story was MGM's first wide screen film made in England. Richard Thorpe attempts to duplicate his success of his earlier Ivanhoe bringing together top stars Robert Taylor as Lancelot, Ava Gardner as Guinevere, and Mel Ferrer as King Arthur. Based on Malory's le Morte, Knights of the Round Table tells the familiar tale of Arthur's Camelot and the love triangle that destroyed it. The movie doesn't quite have the appeal of Ivanhoe but should be in any Arthurian lover's collection.