The War Lord (Special Edition)

Directed by Franklin J. Schaffner

Release Year: 1965
Running Time: 123
Color Type: Color
Country: U.S.
Language: English
$17.97 - Classroom Rights Buy Blu-ray
Cast
Charlton Heston
Richard Boone
Rosemary Forsyth
Guy Stockwell
Maurice Evans
Niall MacGinnis
James Farentino
Michael Conrad
Henry Wilcocon

Crew
Directed by Franklin J. Schaffner

From Franklin J. Schaffner, the acclaimed director of Planet of the Apes, Patton, Papillon and The Boys from Brazil comes this action-packed adventure yarn with great performances and production values. In the 11th century, the powerful Duke William of Ghent sends his most trusted knight, Chrysagon (Charlton Heston, The Big Country, El Cid), and a troop of warriors to guard Normandy’s coastal settlements from plunder and pillage by Frisian raiders. Smitten with Bronwyn (Rosemary Forsyth, What Ever Happened to Aunt Alice?), the foster child of village elder Odins (Niall MacGinnis, Jason and the Argonauts), the war lord is tempted simply to take her, under the feudal custom of droit du seigneur, but finds he is falling in love. Beautifully shot by the great Russell Metty (Spartacus) and co-starring Richard Boone (Winter Kills), Guy Stockwell (Tobruk), James Farentino (Dead & Buried) and Michael Conrad (Un Flic).