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The Resource El Cid, written by Fredric M. Frank and Philip Yordan ; produced by Samuel Bronston ; directed by Anthony Mann ; a Samuel Bronston production in association with Dear Film Production, (videorecording)

El Cid, written by Fredric M. Frank and Philip Yordan ; produced by Samuel Bronston ; directed by Anthony Mann ; a Samuel Bronston production in association with Dear Film Production, (videorecording)

Label
El Cid
Title
El Cid
Statement of responsibility
written by Fredric M. Frank and Philip Yordan ; produced by Samuel Bronston ; directed by Anthony Mann ; a Samuel Bronston production in association with Dear Film Production
Title variation
Cid
Contributor
Actor
Screenwriter
Director
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • eng
  • spa
  • eng
  • eng
Summary
Eleventh-century Spain is divided into Christian kingdoms and Moorish strongholds. The young Rodrigo Diaz de Bivar, who has been dubbed El Cid by his followers, vows to see his country at peace, free from the invader. Showing clemency to some emirs, he faces treason charges at court. His accuser, Gomez, father of his fiancee, Chimene, dies in the resulting duel. Chimene's avowed vengeance plot fails and Rodrigo is given her hand. When King Ferdinand dies, his kingdom is divided among his three children. Sancho challenges the decision and imprisons Alfonso, who is released by El Cid. Then Sancho is assassinated by an African war-lord. Alfonso now claims that throne, too, and exiles El Cid. Chimene realizes the nobility of her husband and joins him. The years pass and El Cid becomes a revered warrior, but refuses to aid Alfonso. He lays siege to Valencia, catapulting food into its starving garrison. The Valencians kill their evil ruler and offer the crown to El Cid. He sends it to Alfonso, who rushes to his side. But El Cid has been hit by a stray arrow. Attended by Chimene, he hides the wound from his men and prepares a final bid to drive the Moors from Spain
Cataloging source
TEFMT
Characteristic
videorecording
Credits note
Music, Miklos Rozsa ; director of photography, Robert Krasker ; editor, Robert Lawrence
Intended audience
Not rated
Language note
English dialogue, with optional Spanish subtitles or English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing
LC call number
PN1995.9.E79
LC item number
E4 2008
PerformerNote
Charlton Heston, Sophia Loren, Raf Vallone, Genevieve Page, John Fraser, Gary Raymond, Hurd Hatfield, Massimo Serato, Herbert Lom
Runtime
183
Series statement
The Miriam collection
Series volume
1
Target audience
general
Technique
live action
Label
El Cid, written by Fredric M. Frank and Philip Yordan ; produced by Samuel Bronston ; directed by Anthony Mann ; a Samuel Bronston production in association with Dear Film Production, (videorecording)
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Originally released as a motion picture in 1961
  • First half of film plays on 1st disc, film is continued on 2nd disc
  • Special features: Disc 1: Feature commentary with Bill Bronston and Neal M. Rosendorf; vintage radio interviews with Charlton Heston and Sophia Loren; still galleries; filmographies. Disc 2: Hollywood conquers Spain: the making of El Cid; Samuel Bronston: the epic journey of a dreamer; behind the camera: Anthony Mann and El Cid; Miklós Rózsa: maestro of the movies; preserving our legacy: Gerry Byrne on film preservation and restoration; trailer gallery
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
quadrophonic multichannel or surround
Contents
Disc 1. El Cid [pt. 1]; special features -- disc. 2. El Cid [pt. 2]; special features
Control code
185041750
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Edition
Two-disc deluxe ed.
Extent
2 videodiscs (183 min.)
Isbn
9781594447358
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
796019803960
Other physical details
sd., col.
Publisher number
80396
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
(OCoLC)185041750
System details
DVD, NTSC; region 1, widescreen (letterbox, enhanced) presentation; Dolby Digital 5.1 surround
Terms governing use
These DVDs are copy protected and may be played only on licensed devices.
Video recording format
DVD
Label
El Cid, written by Fredric M. Frank and Philip Yordan ; produced by Samuel Bronston ; directed by Anthony Mann ; a Samuel Bronston production in association with Dear Film Production, (videorecording)
Publication
Note
  • Originally released as a motion picture in 1961
  • First half of film plays on 1st disc, film is continued on 2nd disc
  • Special features: Disc 1: Feature commentary with Bill Bronston and Neal M. Rosendorf; vintage radio interviews with Charlton Heston and Sophia Loren; still galleries; filmographies. Disc 2: Hollywood conquers Spain: the making of El Cid; Samuel Bronston: the epic journey of a dreamer; behind the camera: Anthony Mann and El Cid; Miklós Rózsa: maestro of the movies; preserving our legacy: Gerry Byrne on film preservation and restoration; trailer gallery
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
quadrophonic multichannel or surround
Contents
Disc 1. El Cid [pt. 1]; special features -- disc. 2. El Cid [pt. 2]; special features
Control code
185041750
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Edition
Two-disc deluxe ed.
Extent
2 videodiscs (183 min.)
Isbn
9781594447358
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
796019803960
Other physical details
sd., col.
Publisher number
80396
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
(OCoLC)185041750
System details
DVD, NTSC; region 1, widescreen (letterbox, enhanced) presentation; Dolby Digital 5.1 surround
Terms governing use
These DVDs are copy protected and may be played only on licensed devices.
Video recording format
DVD

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