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
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He Battled Two Empires For The Love Of One Woman.
17 November 1965 (USA)
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Charlton Heston tried to interest both David Lean and Peter Ustinov in directing this film, without success. See more
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
She has a calm face.
So has a cow.
Referenced in La bande du drugstore