Long live King Arthur and Camelot! Yet in all of ancient England's newfound peace there is "a fraying link in Arthur's chain": the growing passion between heroic knight Sir Lancelot and beautiful Queen Guinevere. One of history's most beloved legends is vibrantly retold in an adaptation downplaying fantasy elements and giving 6th-century England a new kind of fantasy: a dazzling Hollywood sheen bursting with the CinemaScope-sized pageantry, conflicts and imposing citadels of location-lensed 1950s spectaculars. Robert Taylor is Lancelot, sworn to serve his King (Mel Ferrer) but devoted to his Queen (Ava Gardner). Richard Thorpe, who teamed with Taylor for eight films, directs this colorful epic of bravery and honor.
MGM's first production in cinemascope, this is the story of King Arthur and his Knights of the Round Table. Lancelot, banished from the court for his affair with Guinevere, returns in disguise to destroy the greatest threat to Camelot - Arthur's illegitimate son, Modred. Academy Award Nominations: Best (Color) Art Direction-Set Direction, Best Sound Recording.
As Sir Lancelot and his soldiers wage a battle in medieval England, he is also trying to win the heart of Guinevere--who just happens to be married to King Arthur...