The Royal Hunt of the Sun (1969)


Famed Spanish conquistador Francisco Pizarro returns to Peru for one final mission — to conquer the Inca Empire, convert its people to Christianity and capture a supposedly massive cache of gold. Upon arriving in the Incan capital, Pizarro and his men secure the palace of the new Incan king, Atahualpa. As the assault on the natives continues, the typically ruthless leader and his doomed hostage begin to respect — and even admire — each other.

Director: Irving Lerner.
Stars: Robert Shaw, Christopher Plummer, Nigel Davenport, Michael Craig, Leonard Whiting, Andrew Keir, James Donald, Alexander Davion, Sam Krauss, Percy Herbert, David Bauer, Danny Yordan, Alfredo Porras, Joaquín Parra, José Panizo, Óscar Álvarez, Lisardo De La Inglesia.


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One Comment

  1. Michael
    February 9, 2021

    Both Shaw and Plummer are excellent in this well made film based on Peter Shaffer’s play. Worth seeing. Thanks Jon

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