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The Resource El Cid, Samuel Bronston presents ; written by Fredric M. Frank and Philip Yordan ; Italian version by Diego Fabbri ; produced by Samuel Bronston ; directed by Anthony Mann ; a Samuel Bronston production in association with Dear Film Production

El Cid, Samuel Bronston presents ; written by Fredric M. Frank and Philip Yordan ; Italian version by Diego Fabbri ; produced by Samuel Bronston ; directed by Anthony Mann ; a Samuel Bronston production in association with Dear Film Production

Label
El Cid
Title
El Cid
Statement of responsibility
Samuel Bronston presents ; written by Fredric M. Frank and Philip Yordan ; Italian version by Diego Fabbri ; produced by Samuel Bronston ; directed by Anthony Mann ; a Samuel Bronston production in association with Dear Film Production
Contributor
Actor
Artistic director
Screenwriter
Composer
Cinematographer
Costume designer
Director
Film editor
Producer
Set designer
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • eng
  • eng
  • spa
  • 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
Member of
Awards note
Golden Globes, USA, 1962: Special Merit Award (Samuel Bronston)
Cataloging source
TEFMT
Characteristic
videorecording
Credits note
Music by Miklos Rozsa ; director of photography, Robert Krasker ; set decoration, production and costume designers, Veniero Colasanti, John Moore ; film editor, Robert Lawrence
Dewey number
791.43/72
Intended audience
Not rated
Language note
In English with optional Spanish or English SDH subtitles
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, Samuel Bronston presents ; written by Fredric M. Frank and Philip Yordan ; Italian version by Diego Fabbri ; produced by Samuel Bronston ; directed by Anthony Mann ; a Samuel Bronston production in association with Dear Film Production
Link
http://www.mrqe.com/lookup?El+Cid+(1961)
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; 1961 promotional radio interviews with Charlton Heston and Sophia Loren; Filmographies; Still galleries. 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
Carrier category
videodisc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
quadrophonic multichannel or surround
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Disc 1. El Cid [pt. 1]; special features -- disc. 2. El Cid [pt. 2]; special features
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Edition
Two-disc deluxe ed.
Extent
2 videodiscs (183 min.)
Isbn
9781594447358
Media category
video
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Medium for sound
videodisc
Note
Formerly DVDC 5349.
Other control number
  • 796019803960
  • 796019803991
Other physical details
sd., col.
Publisher number
80396
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn185041750
  • (IMDb)tt0054847
  • (OCoLC)ocn900229385
System details
DVD, NTSC; region 1, widescreen (letterbox, enhanced) presentation; Dolby Digital 5.1 surround
Video recording format
DVD
Label
El Cid, Samuel Bronston presents ; written by Fredric M. Frank and Philip Yordan ; Italian version by Diego Fabbri ; produced by Samuel Bronston ; directed by Anthony Mann ; a Samuel Bronston production in association with Dear Film Production
Link
http://www.mrqe.com/lookup?El+Cid+(1961)
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; 1961 promotional radio interviews with Charlton Heston and Sophia Loren; Filmographies; Still galleries. 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
Carrier category
videodisc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
quadrophonic multichannel or surround
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Disc 1. El Cid [pt. 1]; special features -- disc. 2. El Cid [pt. 2]; special features
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Edition
Two-disc deluxe ed.
Extent
2 videodiscs (183 min.)
Isbn
9781594447358
Media category
video
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Medium for sound
videodisc
Note
Formerly DVDC 5349.
Other control number
  • 796019803960
  • 796019803991
Other physical details
sd., col.
Publisher number
80396
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn185041750
  • (IMDb)tt0054847
  • (OCoLC)ocn900229385
System details
DVD, NTSC; region 1, widescreen (letterbox, enhanced) presentation; Dolby Digital 5.1 surround
Video recording format
DVD

Library Locations

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