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The Castilian (1963)
"El valle de las espadas" (original title)

 |  Drama  |  6 September 1963 (USA)
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The young leader of the Spanish kingdom of Castile tries to get the various warring kingdoms of Spain to unite and join forces against the invading Moors.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Espartaco Santoni ...
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Jerifán
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Jerónimo (as César Romero)
Tere Velázquez ...
Sancha
Tomás Blanco ...
Don Nuño
Rafael Durán ...
Gonzalo Díaz
Germán Cobos ...
Abderramán
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Reina Teresa
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Ramiro II, rey de León
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Don Sancho
Julio Peña ...
George Rigaud ...
Millán (as Jorge Rigaud)
Ángel del Pozo ...
Don García
Luis Induni ...
Capitán
Beni Deus ...
Íñigo (as Beny Deus)
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The young leader of the Spanish kingdom of Castile tries to get the various warring kingdoms of Spain to unite and join forces against the invading Moors.

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TRUE...Actually Shot in the Medieval Locations Where the Actual Story Took Place!

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Release Date:

6 September 1963 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

The Castilian  »

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ESP 7,444,254 (Spain)
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(RCA Sound Recording)| (Westrex Recording System)

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(Panacolor)

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1.85 : 1
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Soundtracks

Canción de Fernán
Music by José Buenagú
Lyrics by Paulino Rodrigo (as P. Rodrigo Díaz) and Javier Setó
Performed by Frankie Avalon
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Actually an entertaining movie
10 January 2002 | by See all my reviews

The Castilian, about a nobleman leading his people against invaders, takes a look at the medieval Spanish wars between the Moors and the Christians. It tells the tale of a hero, Fernán González, who comes out of exile to become Count of Castile and overthrow the grip of Moorish tyranny with his mighty sword. Gonzáles was one of Spain's greatest heroes and a pioneer of guerilla warfare. Cult star Soledad Miranda has a small part as Maria, a Castilian woman who is to be given to the Moors to appease them. Interestingly enough, this drama was filmed at the actual sites in Spain where the events unfolded. The film might not be entirely accurate historically, but the actors are good and the movie overall is enjoyable to watch.


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