Knights of the Round Table
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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… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 80%

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"MGM's first CinemaScope picture has not aged well (too verbose and the acting is stiff), but production values are good and Robert Taylor and Ava Gardner are handsome."
‑ Emanuel Levy, EmanuelLevy.Com
"Conventional but fairly solid adaptation of the King Arthur legend… benefits from its colorful pageantry and strongly Christian milieu, including a royal Catholic wedding and a transcendent moment of revelation involving the Holy Grail."
‑ Steven D. Greydanus, Decent Films Guide
"Lavish MGM King Arthur tale featuring Robert Taylor and jousting galore."
‑ Steve Crum,
"An uninspiring reworking of the story of King Arthur and his Knights of the Round Table."
‑ Dennis Schwartz, Ozus' World Movie Reviews
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