The War Lord (1965)

123 mins | Drama | 1965

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CAST
PRODUCTION CREDITS
NAME
PARENT COMPANY
PRODUCTION COMPANY
DISTRIBUTION COMPANY
NAME
CREDITED AS
CREDIT
DIRECTORS
Asst dir
Asst dir
PRODUCERS
In charge of prod
WRITERS
Millard Kaufman
Scr
PHOTOGRAPHY
Dir of photog
Col consultant
ART DIRECTORS
Art dir
FILM EDITOR
Folmar Blangsted
Film ed
SET DECORATORS
John McCarthy
Set dec
Set dec
COSTUMES
MUSIC
VISUAL EFFECTS
Matte supv
Main titles
DANCE
Fertility routine choreography
MAKEUP
Makeup
Hairstylist
PRODUCTION MISC
Unit prod mgr
Birds trained by
SOURCES
LITERARY
Based on the play The Lovers by Leslie Stevens (New York, 10 May 1956).
LITERARY SOURCE AUTHOR
DETAILS
Premiere Information:
Detroit opening: 10 Nov 1965
Production Date:

Copyright Info
Claimant
Date
Copyright Number
Court Productions
4 December 1965
LP32632
Physical Properties:
Sound
Westrex
Color
Technicolor
Widescreen/ratio
Panavision
Duration(in mins):
123
Country:
United States
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 ...

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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.

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GENRE
Genre:
Sub-genre:
Historical


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Legend
Viewed by AFI
Partially Viewed
Offscreen Credit
Name Occurs Before Title
AFI Life Achievement Award

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