The War Lord


2h 3m 1965

Brief Synopsis

A medieval knight's efforts to defend his lord are complicated when he falls in love.

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Film Details

Genre
Action
Historical
War
Adaptation
Release Date
Jan 1965
Premiere Information
Detroit opening: 10 Nov 1965
Production Company
Court Productions
Distribution Company
Universal Pictures
Country
United States
Screenplay Information
Based on the play The Lovers by Leslie Stevens (New York, 10 May 1956).

Technical Specs

Duration
2h 3m
Sound
Mono (Westrex Recording System)
Color
Color (Technicolor)
Theatrical Aspect Ratio
2.35 : 1

Synopsis

In the 11th century, Chrysagon, a warlord under the Duke of Normandy, his brother Draco, and his companion Bors drive away the invading Frisians from a coastal town. Chrysagon, who is in charge of keeping order in the village, meets and becomes attracted to Bronwyn, a young woman betrothed to Marc, the son of the village leader, Odins. He takes advantage of his right to have wedding night privileges with the bride, and the two fall in love. When they refuse to part at dawn, Marc seeks revenge. He calls on the Frisians and informs them that the son of their king is being held prisoner in the village. While the Frisians prepare for the attack, Draco rides for reinforcements and returns with the news that he is taking over his brother's position. Realizing that he will not be able to maintain the support of the Normans as long as Chrysagon is still alive, Draco arranges a duel with his brother, but Draco himself is killed. Chrysagon then returns the young prince to the Frisians, and they agree to give sanctuary to Bronwyn. Suddenly Marc attacks, and the wounded warlord rides away with Bors to make peace with the duke.

Film Details

Genre
Action
Historical
War
Adaptation
Release Date
Jan 1965
Premiere Information
Detroit opening: 10 Nov 1965
Production Company
Court Productions
Distribution Company
Universal Pictures
Country
United States
Screenplay Information
Based on the play The Lovers by Leslie Stevens (New York, 10 May 1956).

Technical Specs

Duration
2h 3m
Sound
Mono (Westrex Recording System)
Color
Color (Technicolor)
Theatrical Aspect Ratio
2.35 : 1

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Released in United States 1965

James Farentino makes his screen debut.

Released in United States 1965