Charlton Heston and Sophia Loren star in one of the most successful and spectacular epics ever made. Set in Spain in the 11th Century; the drama focuses on an uneasy truce between the Christians and the Moors. One of the most powerful Moorish Emris, Mountamin, honours a brave Knight, Rodrigo, (Charlton Heston) with the title El Cid - "The Lord".
Rodrigo lives up to his title - he is a noble warrior with the wisdom to be just merciful. His intended wife is the proud beauty, Chimene (Sophie Loren) whose father is killed by El Cid. She is sworn to avenge the death.
El Cid is one of the very finest big budget films and boasts some of the most spectacular action sequences ever filmed. Amongst epics...El Cid towers above them all.
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Director: Anthony Mann
Cast: Charlton Heston, Sophia Loren, Raf Vallone, Genevieve Page, John Fraser, Gary Raymond, Hurd Hatfield, Massimo Serato, Herbert Lom, Raplh Truman, Andrew Cruickshank, Michael Hordern
Official Run Time: 172 mins.
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