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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 »
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Christopher Plummer and Robert Shaw: the perfect combination for a wonderful movie! See more (19 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Robert Shaw ... Francisco Pizarro

Christopher Plummer ... Atahualpa

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 ... Atahualpa (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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Color (Technicolor)
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Quotes:
De Nizza:Look around you! Happiness has no feel for men here, since they are forbidden unhapiness. They have everything in common, so they have nothing to give each other. They're part of the seasons, no more. As indistinguishable as mules, as predictable as trees.
[louder, to Atahualpa]
De Nizza:All men are born unequal, and want is their birthright! Atahualpa, I will not rest until I have brought you to the true God.
Atahualpa:NO!
[stands]
Atahualpa:Is not true! Where is he?
[He goes to the window and looks up at the sky]
Atahualpa:There is my Father. Sun. You see now only by his wish. Look into him; he will darken your eyes forever. Do not speak to me again of your god. He is nowhere.
[De Nizza leaves, infuriated]
Francisco Pizarro:M'lord, you shouldn't anger our holy men. You promised me you wouldn't.
[...]
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14 out of 15 people found the following review useful.
Christopher Plummer and Robert Shaw: the perfect combination for a wonderful movie!, 30 July 2003
Author: Mrs. Twelvetrees from The Netherlands

This is really one of the best movies I´ve ever watched in my life! Christopher Plummer is absolutely wonderful as Atahualpa (nice accent, convincing acting) and Robert Shaw is a great Francisco Pizarro (lots of emotion and passion). This movie is about a beautiful culture and empire being ruined within a very short time: the Spanish conquistadors come to Peru in search of gold and to convert the natives. They find an extremely well-organised empire with their own God: Atahualpa. It´s fascinating to watch Pizarro becoming more and more fond of Atahualpa and at the same time it becomes more and more difficult for Pizarro to decide about the Inca´s fate. This is, of course, not a very modern movie: there are no visual or audio effects and at certain points the camera work isn´t perfect (a bit shaky, for instance). However, the story is great, the dialogue is interesting and sometimes thoroughly moving and the actors are doing a terrific job! Full marks for The Royal Hunt Of The Sun and...sorry, but I have to mention it...Plummer doesn´t look bad in this movie...

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