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The War Lord

The War Lord

Charlton Heston
Director: Franklin J. Schaffner Cast: Charlton Heston
Charlton Heston
, Richard Boone
Richard Boone
, Rosemary Forsyth
Rosemary Forsyth
Franklin J. Schaffner

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The painstakingly accurate historical drama The War Lord is predicated on the old practice of le droit du seigneur. Norman knight Charlton Heston, in charge of an 11th century Druid community, exercises his right to claim bride Rosemary Forsyth on the night of her wedding to James Farentino. Forsyth becomes enamored of her abductor, refusing to leave his side. Seeking vengeance, Farentino, the son of Druidic leader Niall McGinniss, foments an all-out war between Heston and Heston's covetous brother Guy Stockwell. Despite the impressive scope of the battle scenes, The War Lord, based on a stage play by Leslie Stevens, is essentially an intimate human drama (in contrast, look what "droit du seigneur" sparked in the 1995 epic Braveheart). The surehanded direction of Franklyn Schaffner and the credible performances of Heston et. al. are brilliantly complemented by Jerome Morross' Stravinsky-like musical score.

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Product Details

Release Date: 01/21/2020
UPC: 0738329242251
Original Release: 1965
Rating: NR
Source: Kl Studio Classics
Region Code: A
Time: 2:03:00
Sales rank: 18,042

Special Features

Audio Commentary by Film Historian and Critic Sergio Mims; Theatrical Trailer

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Charlton Heston Chrysagon
Richard Boone Bors
Rosemary Forsyth Bronwyn
Maurice Evans Prist
Guy Stockwell Draco
Niall MacGinnis Odins
Henry Wilcoxon Frisian Prince
James Farentino Marc
Sammy Ross Volc
Woodrow Parfrey Piet
John Alderson Holbracht
Allen Jaffe Tybald
Michael Conrad Rainault
Dal Jenkins Dirck
Forrest Wood Chrysagon Man
Belle Mitchell Old Woman

Technical Credits
Franklin J. Schaffner Director
Folmar Blangsted Editor
Henry Bumstead Art Director,Set Decoration/Design
John Collier Screenwriter
Norman Deming Production Manager
Oliver Emert Set Decoration/Design
Alexander Golitzen Art Director,Set Decoration/Design
Douglas Green Asst. Director
Millard Kaufman Screenwriter
John McCarthy Set Decoration/Design
Russell Metty Cinematographer
Richard Metty Cinematographer
Jerome Moross Score Composer
Vittorio Nino Novarese Costumes/Costume Designer
William Russell Sound/Sound Designer
Hans J. Salter Score Composer
Walter Seltzer Producer
Waldon O. Watson Sound/Sound Designer
Bud Westmore Makeup
Albert J. Whitlock Special Effects
Kenneth Williams Choreography

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