By William Brohaugh and Dennis Chaptman.
Cast: 7m., 5w. (extras.) The place is Camelot just before Arthur becomes king. The old queen would like to retire but she wants her successor to be worthy and good to her people and not, if you please, the very ambitious Earl of Nasty. Merlin the Magician is instructed to determine who shall be the new king. Of course, he brings forth the rock with a sword thrust into it. The person who can pull out the sword will be king. The Earl of Nasty tries and fails, but young Arthur, a page, easily extracts it. Then the Earl of Nasty locks Arthur in a dungeon but…it's just not that easy to fool Merlin! Three simplified sets. Approximate Running Time: 45 minutes.