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

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6 September 1963 (USA)  »

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1.85 : 1
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El valle de las espadas
Music by José Buenagú
Lyrics by Paulino Rodrigo (as P. Rodrigo Díaz) and Javier Setó
Performed by Frankie Avalon
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Beautiful horses but. . . . .
9 December 2014 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

The horses are beautiful, but the movie is horrible. The story itself would be grand, but the terrible storytelling makes it trivial. Dubbing is always bad, but couldn't someone have hired some fourth grader to be the narrator? What in the world is Broderick Crawford doing in this film? I thought I was hallucinating when he popped up on the screen. What an odd casting decision. He seems so naked without a fedora. Frankie Avalon is just silly. Remember Mystery Science Theater 3000? I don't think they would have watched this film; it is not even interestingly bad. Perhaps I should have muted the television. Damn. Why didn't I think of that sooner? Anyway, the horses are beautiful.


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