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The War Lord (1965)

Approved  |   |  Drama, History  |  17 November 1965 (USA)
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A knight in the service of a duke goes to a coastal villiage where an earlier attempt to build a defensive castle has failed. He begins to rebuild the duke's authority in the face of the ... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Chrysagon
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Bors
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Bronwyn
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Priest
Guy Stockwell ...
Draco
Niall MacGinnis ...
Odins
James Farentino ...
Marc
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Frisian Prince
Sammy Ross ...
Volc
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Piet
John Alderson ...
Holbracht
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Tybald
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Rainault
Dal Jenkins ...
Dirck
Johnny Jensen ...
Boy Prince
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Storyline

A knight in the service of a duke goes to a coastal villiage where an earlier attempt to build a defensive castle has failed. He begins to rebuild the duke's authority in the face of the barbarians at the border and is making progress until he falls in love with one of the local women. Written by John Vogel <jlvogel@comcast.net>

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He Battled Two Empires For The Love Of One Woman.

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Drama | History

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Release Date:

17 November 1965 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

O Senhor da Guerra  »

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Budget:

$3,500,000 (estimated)
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(Westrex Recording System)

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(Technicolor)

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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Michael Conrad's dialog was dubbed by (probably) Paul Frees. See more »

Goofs

Draco urges Chrysagon to exercise 'jus primae noctis', the legal right of a lord to take the virginity of a female serf (also known as 'droit de seigneur'). However, 'jus primae noctis' never existed. See more »

Quotes

Chrysagon: From under his right hand, I took that sword. I've lived twenty years with that cold wife.
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Referenced in La bande du drugstore (2002) See more »

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A THOUGHTFUL AND POWERFUL MEDIEVAL PIECE.
28 January 2001 | by (CARDIFF,WALES) – See all my reviews

THE WAR LORD was a labour of love for Charlton Heston and he should feel proud that what was brought to the screen was an intelligent and powerful medieval adventure even if it fell short of what he originally envisaged.This tale of the doomed love between a Norman war lord and a village girl was let down only slightly by the below par performance of starlet Rosemary Forsythe.Heston holds centre stage with aplomb bringing his stolid charisma to the sort of role he was born to play and which he always carried off so commendably.It would be nice to see him play a major role in one of the historical epics which are bound to appear post GLADIATOR. What really sets this movie apart is the absolutely magnificent score by Jerome Moross with its majestic main theme which seems to me to capture the very epitome of heroism and flawed nobility which is what THE WAR LORD is all about.This is an epic piece of work and it is encouraging that this sort of movie looks set to make a comeback and not before time.


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