The War Lord

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Overview

A knight in the service of a duke goes to a coastal villiage where an earlier attempt to build a defensive castle has failed. He begins to rebuild the duke's authority in the face of the barbarians at the border and is making progress until he falls in love with one of the local women.

  1. John Collier

    Screenplay

  2. Millard Kaufman

    Screenplay

  3. Franklin J. Schaffner

    Director

Top Billed Cast

  1. Charlton Heston

    Charlton Heston

    Chrysagon

  2. Rosemary Forsyth

    Rosemary Forsyth

    Bronwyn

  3. Richard Boone

    Richard Boone

    Bors

  4. Maurice Evans

    Maurice Evans

    Priest

  5. Guy Stockwell

    Guy Stockwell

    Draco

  6. Niall MacGinnis

    Niall MacGinnis

    Odins

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Status Released

Original Language English

Runtime 2h 3m

Budget -

Revenue -

Homepage -

Release Information

  • November 17, 1965
    PG, Theatrical

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A review by John Chard

7.0
By John Chard

This place has the dimensions of heresy.

The War Lord stars Charlton Heston, Richard Boone, Rosemary Forsyth, Guy Stockwell, Maurice Evans, Niall MacGinnis, Henry Wilcoxon and James Farentino, amongst others. It's directed by future Oscar winning Director Franklin J. Schaffner (Best Director for Patton), and the screenplay is by PJohn Collier with the adaptation coming from the play, The Lovers, written by Leslie Stevens.

The War Lord harks back to days of yore as we enter the 11th century and ancient Normandy. The film successfully brings the period down to the nitty gritty and doesn't g... read the rest.

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