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Writers:
Peter Shaffer (play)
Philip Yordan (writer)
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Release Date:
6 March 1970 (Ireland) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
The birth of a hero. The death of an empire. The adventure of a lifetime.
Plot:
The Spanish explorer Pizarro captures the Inca god-chief Atahualpa and promises to free him upon the delivery of a hoard of gold... See more » | Add synopsis »
User Reviews:
Will there EVER be a decent DVD available? See more (19 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Robert Shaw ... Francisco Pizarro

Christopher Plummer ... Atahuallpa

Nigel Davenport ... Hernando de Soto

Leonard Whiting ... Young Martin
Michael Craig ... Estete

Andrew Keir ... Valverde
William Marlowe ... Candia

James Donald ... King Carlos
Alexander Davion ... De Nizza
Sam Krauss ... Felipillo

Percy Herbert ... Diego
David Bauer ... Villac Umu
Danny Yordan ... Vasca
Alfredo Porras ... Manco
Joaquín Parra ... Mendoza
José Panizo ... Salinas
Óscar Álvarez ... Rodas
Lisardo De La Inglesia ... Domingo
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Robert Rietty ... Atahuallpa (voice) (uncredited)

Directed by
Irving Lerner 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Peter Shaffer  play
Philip Yordan  writer

Produced by
Eugene Frenke .... producer
Philip Yordan .... producer
 
Original Music by
Marc Wilkinson 
 
Cinematography by
Roger Barlow 
 
Film Editing by
Bill Lewthwaite 
Peter Parasheles 
 
Art Direction by
Eugène Lourié 
 
Costume Design by
Anthony Powell 
 
Makeup Department
Antonia López .... hair stylist
Julián Ruiz .... makeup artist
María Nieves Ruiz .... hair stylist (as Mª Nieves Ruiz)
 
Production Management
Alejandro Perla .... production manager
Gregorio Sacristán .... production supervisor
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
José María Ochoa .... first assistant director
Martín Sacristán .... second assistant director
 
Art Department
Rafael Ablanque .... assistant art director
José María Alarcón .... assistant art director
Julián Mateos .... props
Julián Mateos .... set dresser
Julio Molina .... associate art director
Tom Jung .... poster designer (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
Roy Baker .... sound editor
Ken Barker .... sound mixer
Wally Milner .... sound recordist
Anne Parsons .... sound editor
Mike Tucker .... boom operator
 
Special Effects by
Manuel Baquero .... special effects
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Stuart Day .... camera operator
Antonio Luengo .... still photographer
Luis Peña .... camera operator (as Luis Pena)
Francisco Sempere .... photography: second unit
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Charles Simminger .... wardrobe
 
Music Department
Marc Wilkinson .... conductor
 
Other crew
Eva Del Castillo .... script supervisor
Norma Gorcey .... production secretary
John Kirby .... dialogue continuity
 

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Runtime:
USA:118 min | UK:121 min
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Language:
Color:
Color (Technicolor)
Aspect Ratio:
2.35 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (Westrex Recording System)
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Did You Know?

Trivia:
This was Philip Yordan's third collaboration with Robert Shaw in less than 5 years. The previous two were " Custard of the West" and " Battle of the Bulge ".See more »
Quotes:
Francisco Pizarro:You'll have to furnish me with better argument before I give up Atahualpa!
Estete:Perverse man, what is Atahualpa to you?
Francisco Pizarro:Someone I promised life.
Estete:Promised life. How quaint. The sort of chivalrous idea that you pretend to despise. If you want to be an absolute king, my man, you have to learn how to act out of self-will! Break your word, just because you made it! 'Til then, you're nothing but a... a pig-man trying to copy his betters.
Valverde:My son, listen to me. No promise to a Pagan need bind a Christian. Simply think what's at stake. The lives of one hundred and sixty-seven of the faithful. Are you willing to sacrifice them for one savage?
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11 out of 14 people found the following review useful.
Will there EVER be a decent DVD available?, 7 November 2003
Author: jeanhohn-1 from Port Townsend, WA

I'm very lucky: I actually got to view the Scimitar DVD before buying it, and I can't believe how truly awful the product! In my not-so-humble opinion, this is one of the best movies ever made. I know, I know -- pretty talky. But so are many of the best movies ever made. And how this company managed to turn the glorious film I once treasured on BETA format into this scratchy, garbled mess, I have no idea.

So back to my summary: Will anyone ever rescue this fine old film and offer it to us?

Probably not. And that is sad, considering the dreck offered almost on a daily basis.

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