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El Cid
Directed by:
Anthony Mann

Directed by Anthony Mann, and written by Philip Yordan (screenplay), "El Cid" is an Adventure/Drama/History/Romance/War film, released in the USA on December 14 of 1961 . Charlton Heston and Sophia Loren are starring, alongside Raf Vallone, John Fraser, Gary Raymond and Hurd Hatfield.


Who directed "El Cid":

El Cid was directed by Anthony Mann, an American director, producer, writer, and actor.

Before directing El Cid, Anthony Mann had directed Cimarron, released in 1960, Spartacus (1960), Man of the West (1958), God's Little Acre (1958), Men in War (1957), and Serenade (1956). Since, he directed The Fall of the Roman Empire, released in 1964, A Dandy in Aspic (1968).

When was "El Cid" released:

El Cid was initially released on Thursday, December 14, 1961, in the United States. Also released on Thursday, December 14, 1961 has been Babes in Toyland (dir. Jack Donohue). This was fifty-seven (57) years ago.

It has been released on Wednesday, February 21, 1962 in France; Friday, May 25, 1962 in Germany; Tuesday, October 24, 1961 in Italy and on Sunday, April 15, 1962 in Japan.

What is the cast of "El Cid":

At the casting of El Cid we find Charlton Heston, previously seen in Ben-Hur (1959) and The Wreck of the Mary Deare (1959); Sophia Loren (A Breath of Scandal (1960), The Millionairess (1960)); Raf Vallone (La Venganza (1958), Guendalina (1957)) [ more... ]

  • Ralph Truman and Charlton Heston, Frank Thring can also be seen in Ben-Hur, released in 1959.
  • Douglas Wilmer and Charlton Heston, Michael Hordern can all be seen in Khartoum, released in 1966.

What is the Storyline of "El Cid":

General Ibn (pronounced Ben) Yusuf (Herbert Lom) of the Almoravid dynasty has summoned all the Emirs of Al-Andalus to North Africa and chastises them for their complacency in dealing with the infidels and reveals his plan for Islamic world domination. Later, while en route to his future bride Doña Jimena (Sophia Loren), Don Rodrigo (Charlton Heston) becomes involved in a battle against a Moorish army. Two of the Emirs, Al-Mu'tamin (Douglas Wilmer) of Zaragosa and Al-Kadir (Frank Thring) of Valencia, are [...]

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