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The Castilian (1963)

El valle de las espadas (original title)
Not Rated | | Drama | 6 September 1963 (USA)
The young leader of the Spanish kingdom of Castile tries to get the various warring kingdoms of Spain to unite and join forces against the invading Moors.

Director:

Javier Setó

Writers:

Anonymous (poem), Paulino Rodrigo (story) (as Paulino Rodrigo Díaz) | 9 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Espartaco Santoni Espartaco Santoni ... Fernán González
Frankie Avalon ... Jerifán
Cesar Romero ... Jerónimo (as César Romero)
Tere Velázquez ... Sancha
Tomás Blanco ... Don Nuño
Rafael Durán ... Gonzalo Díaz
Germán Cobos ... Abderramán
Alida Valli ... Reina Teresa
Fernando Rey ... Ramiro II, rey de León
Broderick Crawford ... Don Sancho
Julio Peña ... Iago
George Rigaud ... Millán (as Jorge Rigaud)
Ángel del Pozo ... Don García
Luis Induni ... Capitán
Beni Deus ... Íñigo (as Beny Deus)
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Storyline

The young leader of the Spanish kingdom of Castile tries to get the various warring kingdoms of Spain to unite and join forces against the invading Moors.

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TRUE...Actually Shot in the Medieval Locations Where the Actual Story Took Place!

Genres:

Drama

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »
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Country:

Spain | USA

Language:

Spanish | English

Release Date:

6 September 1963 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Castilian See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound Recording)| Mono (Westrex Recording System)

Color:

Color (Panacolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

This Spanish co-production was one of a small group of films shot in the new short lived Panacolor process. See more »

Soundtracks

Canción de Fernán
Music by José Buenagú
Lyrics by Paulino Rodrigo (as P. Rodrigo Díaz) and Javier Setó
Performed by Frankie Avalon
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Beautiful horses but. . . . .
9 December 2014 | by kimberlyking78See all my reviews

The horses are beautiful, but the movie is horrible. The story itself would be grand, but the terrible storytelling makes it trivial. Dubbing is always bad, but couldn't someone have hired some fourth grader to be the narrator? What in the world is Broderick Crawford doing in this film? I thought I was hallucinating when he popped up on the screen. What an odd casting decision. He seems so naked without a fedora. Frankie Avalon is just silly. Remember Mystery Science Theater 3000? I don't think they would have watched this film; it is not even interestingly bad. Perhaps I should have muted the television. Damn. Why didn't I think of that sooner? Anyway, the horses are beautiful.


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