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Black Cross (1960)

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In the 15th century the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth is facing a hard struggle against the neighboring Teutonic Order.Frequent clashes between the two powers finally culminate in 1410 with the Battle of Grunwald.

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Jagienka Zychówna
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Danusia
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Jurand of Spychów
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Siegfried de Löwe
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Macko of Bogdaniec
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Zbyszko of Bogdaniec
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Wladyslaw II. Jagiello - King of Poland and Lithuania
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Bother Rotgier
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Duchess Anna Danuta of Masovia
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Duke Janusz I Mazowiecki
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Kuno von Liechtenstein
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Konrad von Jungingen
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Ulrich von Jungingen
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Fulko de Lorche
Zbigniew Skowronski ...
Tolima
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A tale of a young impoverished nobleman, who with his uncle returns from a war against the order of the Teutonic Knights in Lithuania. He falls in love with a beautiful woman and pledges an oath to bring her "three trophies" from the Teutonic Knights. Written by Anonymous

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Poland's most spectacular epic with a cast of over 1800 in Eastmancolor and Dyaliscope.


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January 1962 (USA)  »

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PLN 33,000,000 (estimated)
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Trivia

The film was made to commemorate the 550th anniversary of the battle in Grunwald, which took place on 15th July 1410. The movie's first screening was held exactly on 15th July 1960. See more »

Goofs

Several knights can be seen wearing sneakers beneath the armor, although at the time the film is set, these were not available. See more »

Connections

Referenced in 1409. Afera na zamku Bartenstein (2005) See more »

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A Knight story
20 December 2002 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

I have seen this movie many years ago. This movie to my knowledge is one of the best Knights movies that ever been made. The plot is fantastic and the ending is a very sad one. This movie shows to what extreme some people would go to avenge even if they are in the wrong. A great movie and not enough acclaimed to my satisfaction.


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