King Richard And The Crusaders


Based on Sir Walter Scott's The Talisman, this is the story of the romantic adventures of Christians and Muslims during the battle for the Holy Land in the time of King Richard the Lionheart.

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  1. John Twist


  2. Walter Scott


  3. David Butler


Top Billed Cast

  1. Rex Harrison

    Rex Harrison

    Emir Hderim Sultan Saladin

  2. Virginia Mayo

    Virginia Mayo

    Lady Edith Plantagenet

  3. George Sanders

    George Sanders

    King Richard I

  4. Laurence Harvey

    Laurence Harvey

    Sir Kenneth of the Leopard

  5. Robert Douglas

    Robert Douglas

    Sir Giles Amaury

  6. Michael Pate

    Michael Pate

    Conrad, Marquis of Montferrat

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Status Released

Original Language English

Runtime 1h 54m

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Release Information

  • August 7, 1954



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A review by John Chard

By John Chard

By Saint George – Or Andrew…

King Richard and the Crusaders is directed by David Butler and adapted to screenplay by John Twist from the novel “The Talisman” written by Sir Walter Scott. It stars Rex Harrison, Viginia Mayo, George Sanders, Laurence Harvey, Robert Douglas, Michael Pate and Paula Raymond. A WarnerColor/CinemaScope production, music is by Max Steiner and cinematography by J. Peverell Marley.

Unfairly maligned as one of the 50 worst movies of all time, David Butler’s picture has enough spectacle about it to ensure it can be enjoyed by fans of such fluffy fare. The script is... read the rest.

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