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  • El Cid (1961)
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    182 min | Biography, Drama, History
El Cid (1961)
Approved
182 min | Biography, Drama, History

The fabled Spanish hero Rodrigo Diaz de Vivar (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)
Cinematographer
Production Designers
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Release date
Dec 14, 1961 (United States)

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Cast

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31 cast members
Name Known for
Charlton Heston
El Cid Rodrigo de Vivar El Cid Rodrigo de Vivar   See fewer
Sophia Loren
Jimena Jimena   See fewer
Raf Vallone
Count Ordóñez Count Ordóñez   See fewer
Geneviève Page
Princess Urraca (as Genevieve Page) Princess Urraca (as Genevieve Page)   See fewer
John Fraser
Prince Alfonso Prince Alfonso   See fewer
Gary Raymond
Prince Sancho Prince Sancho   See fewer
Frank Thring
Al Kadir Al Kadir   See fewer
Michael Hordern
Don Diego Don Diego   See fewer
Andrew Cruickshank
Count Gormaz Count Gormaz   See fewer
Douglas Wilmer
Moutamin Moutamin   See fewer
Ralph Truman
King Ferdinand King Ferdinand   See fewer
Christopher Rhodes
Don Martín Don Martín   See fewer
Carlo Giustini
Bermúdez Bermúdez   See fewer
Gérard Tichy
King Ramírez (as Gerard Tichy) King Ramírez (as Gerard Tichy)   See fewer
Fausto Tozzi
Dolfos Dolfos   See fewer
Barbara Everest
Mother Superior Mother Superior   See fewer
Nerio Bernardi
Soldier (as Nelio Bernardi) Soldier (as Nelio Bernardi)   See fewer
Franco Fantasia
Soldier Soldier   See fewer
Herbert Lom
Ben Yussuf Ben Yussuf   See fewer
Omero Capanna
Fighter (uncredited) Fighter (uncredited)   See fewer
Luis Fernández de Eribe
Actor (uncredited) Actor (uncredited)   See fewer
Antonio Mayans
Actor (uncredited) Actor (uncredited)   See fewer
Paul Muller
Arabian Assistant Doctor (uncredited) Arabian Assistant Doctor (uncredited)   See fewer
Paul Naschy
Extra (rumored) (uncredited) Extra (rumored) (uncredited)   See fewer
Rosalba Neri
Harem Girl (uncredited) Harem Girl (uncredited)   See fewer
Virgilio Teixeira
Actor (uncredited) Actor (uncredited)   See fewer
José Terrón
Soldier (uncredited) Soldier (uncredited)   See fewer
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