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Director  Javier Seto
Music director  Jose Buenagu
Country  Spain
5/10 IMDb

Genre  Drama
Duration  
Language  English
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Release date  1963 (1963)
Based on  Poema de Fernan Gonzalez
Writer  Anonymous (poem), Paulino Rodrigo (story), Luis de los Arcos (story), Javier Seto (story), Paulino Rodrigo (screenplay), Luis de los Arcos (screenplay), Javier Seto (screenplay), Paulino Rodrigo (dialogue), Luis de los Arcos (dialogue), Javier Seto (dialogue), Sidney W. Pink (English script and dialogue)
Screenplay  Javier Seto, Paulino Rodrigo, Luis de los Arcos
Cast  Espartaco Santoni (Fernán González), Frankie Avalon (Jerifán), Cesar Romero (Jerónimo), Tere Velázquez (Sancha), Tomás Blanco (Don Nuño), Germán Cobos (Abderramán)
Similar movies  Talk to Her, Blood and Sand, Georges Bizet's Carmen, Mission: Impossible II, Orson Welles in Spain, Vantage Point
Tagline  TRUE...Actually Shot in the Medieval Locations Where the Actual Story Took Place!

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The Castilian (Spanish: El Valle de las espadas) is a 1963 film about Fernán González of Castile, the first independent Count of Castile, who lived and reigned in the early 10th century, and is considered an important figure in the Spanish Reconquista.

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This film was directed by Javier Setó. Filmed in Spain; exteriors filmed in Burgos and Peñafiel (Valladolid).

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Plot summary

Don Sancho (Broderick Crawford) is a despotic 10th century castilian king who, in cahoots with the invading Moors, has banished handsome Castilian nobleman Fernán González (Espartaco Santoni). With the surreptitious aid of Don Sancho's daughter, Sancha (Tere Velázquez), Fernán González assembles an army to march against the Moors.

Cast

  • Cesar Romero, as Jerónimo
  • Frankie Avalon, as Jerifán
  • Broderick Crawford, as Don Sancho
  • Alida Valli, as Reina Teresa
  • Espartaco Santoni, as Fernán González
  • Tere Velázquez, as Sancha
  • Fernando Rey, as Ramiro II of León
  • Soledad Miranda, as Maria Estevez
  • Production

    The film was known as The Valley of the Swords. Linda Darnell was supposed to be in the film but had to bow out and was replaced by Alida Valli.

    Comic book adaption

  • Dell Movie Classic: The Castilian (January 1964)
  • References

    The Castilian Wikipedia
    The Castilian IMDb The Castilian themoviedb.org


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