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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 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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Towering Above All Adventures of the Flesh, the Sword and the Soul! See more »

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17 November 1965 (USA)  »

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O Senhor da Guerra  »

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$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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John Gielgud was offered the role of the Priest, but turned it down. Maurice Evans, a former acting colleague of Gielgud's, took the role instead. See more »

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Although the action supposedly takes place at the height of Norman power in the 11th century, in the area where the movie is set, indeed throughout western Europe, paganism had been largely eradicated by the end of the 8th century. It is conceivable that tiny, secret cells of druids might have existed in hiding until the 11th century, but certainly not an entire village openly practicing druidism. Druidism itself was wiped out by pre-Christian imperial Rome. See more »

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Draco: This place has the dimensions of heresy.
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Referenced in Behind the Planet of the Apes (1998) 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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