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      Sword of Lancelot

      1963 1h 56m Adventure List
      Reviews 38% Audience Score 250+ Ratings Sir Lancelot (Cornel Wilde) is a knight of the Round Table and one of King Arthur's (Brian Aherne) most trusted men. Arthur pledges to wed Princess Guinevere (Jean Wallace) and sends Lancelot to protect her on the long journey back to the castle. Arthur is unaware, however, that Guinevere and Lancelot have fallen deeply in love. As Lancelot struggles to reconcile his love for her with his duty to Arthur, he must also defend the land against a rival king. Read More Read Less

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      Clyde Gilmour Maclean's Magazine As Lancelot, Wilde tussles doggedly with an implausible "French accent," but his staging of the jarringly realistic battles is strong and confident. Oct 7, 2019 Full Review Read all reviews

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      Audience Member I took a chance on seeing this movie because I love Arthurian lore and was shocked at how good it is! Cornel Wilde plays a spectacular Lancelot ( he wisely chose to play him as a French knight; Lancelot was actually French according to ancient texts) and his real-life wife was a very convincing Guinevere. Of course, NO movie holds a candle to John Boorman's masterpiece, EXCALIBUR, but I will go so far as to say that it is one of the most enjoyable Arthurian films I have ever seen. The battles were also wonderfully filmed. Highly recommended! Rated 4 out of 5 stars 01/14/23 Full Review kevin w This forgotten Brit offering from 1963 is actually pretty good. Spawned from the mind of Cornel Wilde (writer, director, and star) it outlines one of the most famous stories from the Round Table series. Although the romance section is ho-hum, the battle scenes are stupendous and well worth the price of admission in and of themselves. While not as flashy as Excalibur it does do the Middle Ages justice and is not afraid of some blood-and-guts action. Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 03/30/23 Full Review Audience Member directed and starring cornel wilde this uneven version of the king arthur knights of round table myth Rated 2.5 out of 5 stars 01/21/23 Full Review Audience Member This movie is worth the watch if only for the jousting scene early on. The acting isn't great, the romance is lukewarm and includes a bit of excessive body soap, and the story is predictable. However, the sets are actually great, the color and film quality are both good, and the action scenes are decent. The gore is a bit inconsistent, but is present at times. So is the occasional bloodless stabbing. The costumes are campy but fun, and the number of extras in the battle scenes are adequate if not impressive. This B movie gets an A for effort. In the overarching realm of King Arthur movies, it lands somewhere in the middle: not as good as Excalibur, but not as bad as First Knight. Rated 2.5 out of 5 stars 02/10/23 Full Review Audience Member This movie is worth the watch for the jousting scene early on. The acting isn't great, the romance is luke warm and includes a bit of excessive body soap, and the story is predictable. However the sets are actually great, the color and film quality are both good, and the action scenes are decent. The gore is a bit inconsistent, but is there sometimes along with the occasional bloodless stabbing. The costumes are campy but fun, and the number of extras in the battle scenes are adequate if not impressive. This B movie gets an A for effort. In the over arching range of King Arthur movies, it lands in the middle: not as good as Excalibur, not as bad as First Knight. Rated 2.5 out of 5 stars 01/28/23 Full Review Audience Member Cornel Wilde writes, directs, produces and co-stars with his wife Jean Wallace in this extremely loose adaptation of the King Arthur legends. This is the standard story of Arthur marrying the young Guinevere only to lose him to his friend and closest ally Lancelot. Not surprisingly, Wilde is Lancelot and Wallace Guinevere. Not a terrible film, but like a lot of Wilde's productions, there doesn't appear to be enough money to pull of what was envisioned. Wilde's vision of Arthurian times comes straight out of the generic medieval Hollywood catalog. It's not terribly convincing. Most of the cast is adequate, except Wallace, who really doesn't seem up to the dramatic demands of even this cornball script. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 02/01/23 Full Review Read all reviews Post a rating

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      Synopsis Sir Lancelot (Cornel Wilde) is a knight of the Round Table and one of King Arthur's (Brian Aherne) most trusted men. Arthur pledges to wed Princess Guinevere (Jean Wallace) and sends Lancelot to protect her on the long journey back to the castle. Arthur is unaware, however, that Guinevere and Lancelot have fallen deeply in love. As Lancelot struggles to reconcile his love for her with his duty to Arthur, he must also defend the land against a rival king.
      Director
      Cornel Wilde
      Producer
      Cornel Wilde, Bernard Luber
      Screenwriter
      Richard Schayer, Cornel Wilde
      Genre
      Adventure
      Original Language
      English
      Release Date (Streaming)
      Jun 30, 2016
      Runtime
      1h 56m
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