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February 1964 (USA) See more »
Film based on the homonymous poem and other documents from the epoque. | Add synopsis »
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THE SWORD OF EL CID (Miguel Iglesias, 1962) **1/2 See more (3 total) »


  (in credits order)
Chantal Deberg ... Maria Sol
Roland Carey ... Bernardo
Sandro Moretti ... Ramon

Daniela Bianchi ... Elvira
Andrea Fantasia
José Luis Pellicena ... Felix Muñoz (as Jose L. Pellicena)

Andrés Mejuto (as Andres Mejuto)

Luis Induni

Fernando Cebrián (as Fernando Cébrian)

Daniel Martín

Félix de Pomés (as Félix De Pomés)
Frank Oliveras
Eliana Grimaldi ... Bianca (as Iliana Grimandi)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Ramón Centenero ... (uncredited)
Joaquín Ferré ... (uncredited)
Pedro Gil ... (uncredited)
Nino Milano ... (uncredited)
Juan Monfort ... (uncredited)

Josefina Tapias ... (uncredited)
Francisco Tuset ... (uncredited)
Ramón Vaccaro ... (uncredited)

Directed by
Miguel Iglesias 
Writing credits
Ferdinando Baldi (story) &
Antonio Navarro Linares (story) (as A. Navarro Linares) &
Alfredo Giannetti (story)

Ferdinando Baldi (screenplay) &
Antonio Navarro Linares (screenplay) (as A. Navarro Linares) &
Alfredo Giannetti (screenplay)

Luis G. de Blain  uncredited
Noel Clarasó  additional dialogue (uncredited)
Miguel Iglesias  uncredited
Víctor M. Tarruella  uncredited

Original Music by
Carlo Savina 
Cinematography by
Francisco Marín (director of photography)
Film Editing by
Otello Colangeli 
Production Design by
Antonio Visone 
Juan Alberto Soler (uncredited)
Costume Design by
Manuel Montañola 
Makeup Department
Maria Luisa Garbini .... hair dresser
Duilio Scarozza .... makeup artist
Production Management
Nino Milano .... production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Francisco Pérez-Dolz .... assistant director (as Francisco Perez-Dolz)
Sound Department
Roberto Mattioli .... sound (as Roberto Matteoli)
Sandro Occhetti .... sound
Tullio Petricca .... boom
Camera and Electrical Department
Giancarlo Moretti .... photographer
Carmelo Petraglia .... camera operator (as Carmelo Petralia)
Juan Prous .... assistant camera (uncredited)
Editorial Department
Tonino Mori .... assistant editor
Music Department
Carlo Savina .... music director
Other crew
Grazia Baldanello .... script supervisor (as Maria Grazia Baldanello)
Tony Belli .... production secretary
Andrea Fantasia .... master of arms

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Las hijas del Cid" - Spain
"The Sword of El Cid" -
"A Espada de El Cid" - Brazil (imdb display title), Portugal
"Das Schwert des Cid" - West Germany
"L'épée du Cid" - France (imdb display title)
"La espada del Cid" - Mexico (imdb display title)
"To spathi tou El Cid" - Greece (transliterated ISO-LATIN-1 title)
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USA:86 min
Color (Eastmancolor)
Aspect Ratio:
2.35 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (Westrex Recording System)
UK:PG (tv rating) | UK:U (original rating: The Sword of El Cid) (passed with cuts) (1963) | West Germany:12


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THE SWORD OF EL CID (Miguel Iglesias, 1962) **1/2, 25 April 2011
Author: MARIO GAUCI ( from Naxxar, Malta

Low-brow but reasonably adequate follow-up to the classic EL CID (1961) – an even more loosely-related but superb one, however, was Vittorio Cottafavi's THE HUNDRED HORSEMEN (1964). This one, then, finds the two daughters of The Cid (obviously never shown here since he died in Anthony Mann's Hollywood spectacle) married to a couple of scoundrels – despite his having made them a gift of his famous swords {sic}! The two, in fact, side with a former enemy of the Cid's…but, to help the damsels-in-distress (one of them, by the way, is played by future Bond Girl Daniela Bianchi – albeit the duller of the two!), is the chief villain's own nephew (whose father's throne the latter had usurped!).

Roland Carey – who had been Jason (of the Argonauts and Golden Fleece fame) in Riccardo Freda's above-average peplum THE GIANTS OF THESSALY (1960) – is the hero here. Incidentally, despite this being officially an Italian production, the director is actually Spanish (though among the 7 credited scriptwriters are two future film-makers that emanated from the movie's nominal country i.e. Ferdinando Baldi – who often dabbled in the epic genre himself – and Alfredo Giannetti – Oscar-winning scribe of Pietro Germi's DIVORCE, Italian STYLE {1961}!). In any case, the film's highlights involve a three-way duel and the obligatory climactic assault on a castle fortress (which rather recalled the one from THE VIKINGS {1958}!). For the record, the handsome English-dubbed print I landed was, regrettably, via a typically-sabotaged (by way of garbled audio) transmission on the "Movies 4 Men" UK TV channel!

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