During the 1900 Boxer Rebellion against foreigners in China, U.S. Marine Major Matt Lewis, aided by British Consul Sir Arthur Robertson, devises a strategy to keep the rebels at bay until an international military relief force arrives.
In 1864, due to frequent Apache raids from Mexico into the U.S., a Union officer decides to illegally cross the border and destroy the Apache, using a mixed army of Union troops, Confederate POWs, civilian mercenaries, and scouts.
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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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 »
Will help come soon from Ghent?
Help? Aye, if the Duke wills, it'll come, soon or late.
But... but will it be in time?
Hah! Lookee, Priest. If they rise early, move fast, and find us alive... then it will be in time.
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This represents one of the few movies which, in an acceptable & believable way, manages to convey what might be an accurate snapshot of life under the Normans, whether in northern France or in Britain.
The script might be a little clichéd, but the Heston & Boone characters are very convincing as 'men of their times' and the costumes and settings are superb. The movie creates an excellent period atmosphere and the soundtrack is brilliant.
I have to admit, l first saw this movie at a cinema many years ago and have seen it only once on TV in the past twelve years. But it stuck in my memory and l would dearly love to see it again, soon! Surely this excellent historical movie deserves a UK DVD release?
So, whoever owns the rights to this classic, PUT IT OUT ON DVD NOW!!!! I can't be the only one who wants to own a copy of The War Lord!
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