|El Cid 1961 N/R, 185 min.|
Genre: Adventure / Drama / Romance
Director: Anthony Mann
Cast: Charlton Heston, Sophia Loren, Raf Vallone, John Fraser, Genevieve Page, Gary Raymond, Herbert Lom, Massimo Serato, Douglas Wilmer, Frank Thring, Hurd Hatfield, Michael Hordern, Andrew Cruickshank, Ralph Truman, Tullio Carminati
This is the story of the 11th-century Spanish hero, El Cid (Charlton Heston), and his fight to force the Moors out of his homeland. El Cid is estranged from his wife Chimene (Sophia Loren) after he kills her father Count Gormaz (Andrew Cruickshank) in a duel, and she enters a convent. King Ferdinand (Ralph Truman) dies, and Spain is divided between the Moors and the Christians. King Alphonso (John Fraser) exiles El Cid, and, now, Chimene reconciles with him. El Cid becomes an honored warrior fighting to drive the Moors from Spain–which, ultimately, will be a fight to the death.