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El Cid (1961)

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182 min | Adventure, Biography, Drama

The fabled Spanish hero Rodrigo Diaz (a.k.a. El Cid) overcomes a family vendetta and court intrigue to defend Christian Spain against the Moors.
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Writers
Fredric M. Frank (story) (screenplay) | Philip Yordan (screenplay) | Ben Barzman (screenplay) (originally uncredited)
Composer
Miklós Rózsa (as Miklos Rozsa)
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Budget
$ 6,250,000
Gross (USA)
$ 26,620,000
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Release date
Dec 14, 1961 (United States)

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32 cast members
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Charlton Heston
El Cid Rodrigo de Vivar El Cid Rodrigo de Vivar   See fewer
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Sophia Loren
Jimena Jimena   See fewer
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Raf Vallone
Count Ordóñez Count Ordóñez   See fewer
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Geneviève Page
Princess Urraca (as Genevieve Page) Princess Urraca (as Genevieve Page)   See fewer
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John Fraser
Prince Alfonso Prince Alfonso   See fewer
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Gary Raymond
Prince Sancho Prince Sancho   See fewer
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Frank Thring
Al Kadir Al Kadir   See fewer
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Michael Hordern
Don Diego Don Diego   See fewer
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Andrew Cruickshank
Count Gormaz Count Gormaz   See fewer
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Douglas Wilmer
Moutamin Moutamin   See fewer
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Ralph Truman
King Ferdinand King Ferdinand   See fewer
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Christopher Rhodes
Don Martín Don Martín   See fewer
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Carlo Giustini
Bermúdez Bermúdez   See fewer
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Gérard Tichy
King Ramírez (as Gerard Tichy) King Ramírez (as Gerard Tichy)   See fewer
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Fausto Tozzi
Dolfos Dolfos   See fewer
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Barbara Everest
Mother Superior Mother Superior   See fewer
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Nerio Bernardi
Soldier (as Nelio Bernardi) Soldier (as Nelio Bernardi)   See fewer
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Franco Fantasia
Soldier Soldier   See fewer
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Herbert Lom
Ben Yussuf Ben Yussuf   See fewer
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Omero Capanna
Fighter (uncredited) Fighter (uncredited)   See fewer
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Emilio Cigoli
El Cid (voice) (version: Italian) (uncredited) El Cid (voice) (version: Italian) (uncredited)   See fewer
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Antonio Mayans
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Paul Muller
Arabian Assistant Doctor (uncredited) Arabian Assistant Doctor (uncredited)   See fewer
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Paul Naschy
Extra (rumored) (uncredited) Extra (rumored) (uncredited)   See fewer
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Rosalba Neri
Harem Girl (uncredited) Harem Girl (uncredited)   See fewer
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Robert Rietty
Fanez (voice) (uncredited) Fanez (voice) (uncredited)   See fewer
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Sergio Tedesco
Fanez (voice) (version: Italian) (uncredited) Fanez (voice) (version: Italian) (uncredited)   See fewer
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Virgilio Teixeira
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7.3 / 10 | 11,410 votes