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The Castilian (1963)

El valle de las espadas (original title)
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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6 September 1963 (USA)  »

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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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So bad it's fun
21 February 2001 | by (Minneapolis, MN, USA) – See all my reviews

While it tells an ostensibly historical story about the rise of Castile as the predominant power on the Iberian peninsula, this period film is filled with stilted acting, raging anachronisms, poor dubbing, and ridiculous scenes. Someone without any knowledge of the history involved, might find it passable as a love story. Any knowledge of the history makes it worthwhile only as a farce.


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