King Arthur in Hollywood

The Sword of Lancelot  (1963)  VHS

Sword of Lancelot DVD

Originally titled LANCELOT AND GUINEVERE, this version of the Camelot legend co-produced, directed, and acted by Cornel Wilde, Sword of Lancelot, is a more intimate and yet more real Camelot than Knights of the Round Table. Standard plot: Lancelot is King Arthur's most valued knight, he falls for Guinevere (Jean Wallace), and Arthur (Brian Aherne) must deal with the romance and fight to keep his kingdom. As an actor, Wilde is excellent, the sword fights showing off his excellent fencing skills. As a director, he works to craft what he set out for but is overmatched by the story. But I still enjoy it.