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El Cid

3h 8m Biography, Drama, History, Romance, Action 1961

The fabled Spanish hero, Rodrigo Diaz de Vivar, overcomes a family vendetta and court intrigue to defend Christian Spain against the Moors.

One of the most spectacular mega-productions ever made, El Cid stars Academy Award® winners Charlton Heston (Ben Hur) and Sophia Loren (Nine) in two of their most legendary performances.

Anthony Mann masterfully directs this classic tale of the 11th-century hero, El Cid (Charlton Heston), who fought to unite Spain and drive out the Moorish invaders. Known as history’s ‘compassionate warrior’, the film follows El Cid’s remarkable journey from peace-broker accused of treason to the King’s fighting champion, later from exiled hero to legendary martyr.


Charlton Heston (El Cid Rodrigo de Vivar) , Sophia Loren (Jimena)


Anthony Mann


Italian, Arabic, English, Latin


Italy, United States

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