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Alexander the Great (1963)

As Alexander the Great prepares for his battle against his great rival, King Darius III, he must also face down his own war weary army and internal rivals.

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... Alexander
... Cleander
... Karonos
... Antigonus
... Attalos
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William Arvin ... The Four Guardsmen (as Bill Arvin)
Mike Bradford ... The Four Guardsmen
Jim Cione ... The Four Guardsmen
... Kleitos
Robert Fortier ... Aristander
... Tauron
Jonathan Kidd ... Persian Prisoner
... Memnon
... Young Greek Soldier (as Jeff Palmer)
... Ada
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The year is 330 BC and Alexander the Great, King of Macedonia and one of the greatest military minds of all time, begins his march through Persia. Soon he will battle the Persian army in his first direct engagement with King Darius III, a pivotal event in his journey to conquering much of the known world. However, before facing his great rival Alexander must first face down his own war weary army and dissent from his internal rivals.

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26 January 1968 (USA)  »

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The film was a pilot for a proposed TV series that never aired. It was originally telecast as an episode of the family anthology TV series Off to See the Wizard (1967). See more »

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Batman + Captain Kirk fight Persians... Nuff said.
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A story about great men that would come to redefine our civilisation. An event whose impact would reach the "ends of the world and the great outer sea". A cultural revolution had started that would mark the beginning of an epoch.

None of these statements describes this made for TV pilot movie, which is a rather turgid retelling of the Battle of Issus with William Shatner in the title role and Adam West playing Robin to his Alexander. The script is horrible, the acting is wooden and thank god this pilot was never picked up.

Three years later Shatner and West were free to be cast in their iconic roles and history was made.


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