King Richard and the Crusaders

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With royal banners unfurled and a regal cast, King Richard and the Crusaders ventures forth, bring to screen life Sir Walter Scott’s 1825 classic of myth and history The Talisman. Academy Award® winners Rex Harrison (1964 Best Actor, My Fair Lady) and... read more
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With royal banners unfurled and a regal cast, King Richard and the Crusaders ventures forth, bring to screen life Sir Walter Scott’s 1825 classic of myth and history The Talisman. Academy Award® winners Rex Harrison (1964 Best Actor, My Fair Lady) and George Sanders (1950 Best Supporting Actor, All About Eve) join Virginia Mayo and Laurence Harvey in a legendary, once-upon-a-time screen spectacle of knighthood, intrigue and far-flung fields of battle. Richard the Lionhearted (Sanders), leader of the Third Crusade, intends to take the fight to Moslem leader Saladin (Harrison) – and never suspects that the physician who comes to the Christian camp to tend him is Saladin himself. The wily foe is captivated by the alluring Lady Edith (Mayo), even though errand knight Kenneth (Harvey) also seeks Her Ladyship’s hand. There is more than war to be settled here. There is love and war.

Original Release

08/07/1954

US Release

08/07/1954

Cast

George Sanders King Richard I
Virginia Mayo Lady Edith Plantagenet
Rex Harrison Emir Hderim Sultan Saladin
Laurence Harvey Sir Kenneth of Huntington / Sir Kenneth of the Leopard
Robert Douglas Sir Giles Amaury
Michael Pate Conrad, Marquis of Montferrat
Paula Raymond Queen Berengaria
Lester Matthews Narrator / Archbishop of Tyre
Anthony Eustrel Baron De Vaux
Wilton Graff Duke Leopold of Austria / Duke Leopold V of Austria
(see additional cast & crew)

Directors

David Butler

Writers

John Twist, Walter Scott

Cast

George Sanders King Richard I
Virginia Mayo Lady Edith Plantagenet
Rex Harrison Emir Hderim Sultan Saladin
Laurence Harvey Sir Kenneth of Huntington / Sir Kenneth of the Leopard
Robert Douglas Sir Giles Amaury
Michael Pate Conrad, Marquis of Montferrat
Paula Raymond Queen Berengaria
Lester Matthews Narrator / Archbishop of Tyre
Anthony Eustrel Baron De Vaux
Wilton Graff Duke Leopold of Austria / Duke Leopold V of Austria
Nejla Ates Moorish Dancing Girl
Nick Cravat Nectobanus
Leslie Bradley Castelaine Captain
Bruce Lester Castelaine
Henry Corden King Philip of France
Mark Dana Castelaine
Peter Ortiz Castelaine
Richard Boyer Castelaine Rider
Abdullah Abbas Arab
John Alderson Mob Leader

Producers

Editors

Irene Morra

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