Wednesday, February 24, 2016

El Cid (1961) Historical Epic, Starring Charlton Heston and Sophia Loren

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  1. El Cid is a 1961 historical epic film, a romanticized story of the life of the Christian Castilian knight Don Rodrigo Díaz de Vivar, called "El Cid" (from the Arabic as-sidi, meaning "The Lord"), who, in the 11th century, fought the North African Almoravides and ultimately contributed to the unification of Spain. The film stars Charlton Heston in the title role and Sophia Loren as Doña Ximena.

    Cast

    Charlton Heston as El Cid
    Sophia Loren as Doña Ximena
    Herbert Lom as Ben Yusuf
    Raf Vallone as García Ordóñez
    Geneviève Page as Doña Urraca (sister of Alfonso VI)
    John Fraser as Alfonso VI (King of Castile)
    Douglas Wilmer as Al-Mu'tamin (Emir of Zaragoza)
    Frank Thring as Al-Kadir (Quadir) (Emir of Valencia)
    Michael Hordern as Don Diego (father of Rodrigo)
    Andrew Cruickshank as Count Gormaz (father of Jimena)
    Gary Raymond as Prince Sancho, the 1st born of King Ferdinand
    Ralph Truman as King Ferdinand
    Massimo Serato as Fañez (nephew of Rodrigo)
    Hurd Hatfield, as Arias
    Tullio Carminati as Al-Jarifi
    Fausto Tozzi as Dolfos
    Christopher Rhodes as Don Martin
    Carlo Giustini as Bermudez
    Gerard Tichy as King Ramirez
    Barbara Everest as Mother Superior
    Katina Noble as Nun
    Nerio Bernardi as Soldier (Credited on film as Nelio Bernardi)
    Franco Fantasia as Soldier

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