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The War Lord (1965)

Approved | | Drama, History | 17 November 1965 (USA)
In 11th century Normandy, a Norman duke sends one of his knights to build a defensive fortress in order to guard the borders against Frisian raiders.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Chrysagon
... Bors
... Bronwyn
... Priest
... Draco
... Odins
... Marc
... Frisian Prince
Sammy Ross ... Volc
... Piet
John Alderson ... Holbracht
... Tybald
... Rainault
Dal Jenkins ... Dirck
Johnny Jensen ... Boy Prince
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Storyline

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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Drama | History

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17 November 1965 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

O Senhor da Guerra  »

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$3,500,000 (estimated)
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(Westrex Recording System)

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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Besides narrating the film, and providing voice over-dubs for Michael Conrad's character, Paul Frees also provided the voice for the pint-sized falconer, Volc. See more »

Goofs

Piet (Woodrow Parfrey)must have only recently received his injury. Watching him moving along with one crutch under his left arm, holding it with his right hand, he places his left foot (the one with the supposed injury) on the ground before using the crutch. Woodrow obviously has no idea how a crutch should be utilised. See more »

Quotes

Priest: Will help come soon from Ghent?
Chrysagon: Help? Aye, if the Duke wills, it'll come, soon or late.
Priest: But... but will it be in time?
Bors: Hah! Lookee, Priest. If they rise early, move fast, and find us alive... then it will be in time.
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Referenced in Behind the Planet of the Apes (1998) See more »

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The realism of the movie.
29 April 2000 | by See all my reviews

Everything in this movie is so real. The attitudes of each other the costumes the setting and on and on. Notice the actors never changed clothes. The tower was spartan just as it would have been. There has not been a movie that packs this level of realism.


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