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Duration: 2 hours, 52 minutes

The epic story of the 11th-century Spanish hero Rodrigo Diaz de Bivar, better known as El Cid. Involved in a tempestuous marriage to the beautiful Chimene, Rodrigo plots against various royal factions to gain power after the death of King Ferdinand, but his greatest campaign is to rid Spain of its Moorish invaders. He drives the Moors to their last outpost - Valencia - for a tumultuous and decisive battle.

Last on

Sat 24 May 2014 14:05 BBC Two except Northern Ireland

Credits

Rodrigo Diaz de Bivar/El Cid
Charlton Heston
Chimene
Sophia Loren
King Alfonso
John Fraser
Queen Urraca
Genevieve Page
Al Kadir
Frank Thring
Sancho
Gary Raymond
Ben Yussuf
Herbert Lom
Don Diego
Michael Hordern
Mountamin
Douglas Wilmer
Producer
Samuel Bronston
Writer
Philip Yordan
Writer
Fredric M Frank
Director
Anthony Mann

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