The Royal Hunt of the Sun

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Historical accuracy is cast aside in the film version of Peter Shaffer's play. Fueled by promises of gold, Pizarro (Robert Shaw) and his explorers make a third trip across the treacherous Andes Mountains to Peru. There they meet King Atahuallpa... read more
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Historical accuracy is cast aside in the film version of Peter Shaffer's play. Fueled by promises of gold, Pizarro (Robert Shaw) and his explorers make a third trip across the treacherous Andes Mountains to Peru. There they meet King Atahuallpa (Christopher Plummer), considered to be a god by his faithful followers. The two leaders overcome their initial mistrust and suspicion, garnering admiration for each other. When the King is sentenced to die, Pizarro tries unsuccessfully to prevent the monarch's death at the hands of gold-hungry explorers.

Original Release

10/05/1969

US Release

10/05/1969

Cast

Christopher Plummer Atahualpa / Atahuallpa
Leonard Whiting Young Martin
Nigel Davenport De Soto / Hernando de Soto
Michael Craig Estete
James Donald Carlos V / King Carlos
Andrew Keir Valverde
Percy Herbert Diego
William Marlowe Candia
Alexander Davion De Nizza
David Bauer Villac Umu
(see additional cast & crew)

Directors

Irving Lerner

Writers

Peter Shaffer, Philip Yordan

Cast

Producers

Editors

Bill Lewthwaite, Peter Parasheles

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