El Cid

El Cid (1961)

Genres - Action-Adventure, Biography, Drama, History, Romance  |   Sub-Genres - Biographical Film, Epic Film, Historical Film  |   Release Date - Oct 24, 1961  |   Run Time - 184 min.  |   Countries - United States of America  |   MPAA Rating - NR
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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. Made by Samuel Bronston Productions in association with Dear Film Production and released in the United States by Allied Artists, the film was directed by Anthony Mann and produced by Samuel Bronston with Jaime Prades and Michal Waszynski as associate producers. The screenplay was by Philip Yordan, Ben Barzman and Fredric M. Frank from a story by Frank. The music score was by Miklós Rózsa, the cinematography by Robert Krasker and the editing by Robert Lawrence. The film had its World Premiere at the Metropole Theatre, Victoria, London on December 6, 1961.

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Budget

$6,250,000

Themes

Tags

11th Century, El Cid Campeador, Epic, Spain, True Stories

Attributes

Based On: El Cid
Filming Location: Madrid, Spain
Narrative Location: Africa
Subject: El Cid
Time Period: 11th century

Alternate Titles

Cidul
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Cyd
PL
El Cid
AR, AT, BR, CA, DK, DD, FI, DE, GR, HU, IT, JP, MX, NO, PT, ES, GB, US
El Cid - kuninkaan soturi
FI
El Cid - suuri taistelija
FI
El Sid
RS, TR
Eru Shido
JP
Le Cid
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Sidas
LT
Ελ Σιντ
GR
Ел Сид
BG
Эль Сид
, RU
エル・シド
JP