King Richard and the Crusaders

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King Richard and the Crusaders
King Richard and the Crusaders FilmPoster.jpeg
Theatrical poster
Directed by

David Butler

Oren W. Haglund (assistant director)
Produced by Henry Blanke
Written by John Twist
Sir Walter Scott
Starring Rex Harrison
Virginia Mayo
George Sanders
Laurence Harvey
Robert Douglas
Michael Pate
Paula Raymond
Lester Matthews
Anthony Eustrel
Henry Corden
Wilton Graff
Nejla Ates
Nick Cravat
Narrated by Lester Matthews
Music by Max Steiner
Cinematography J. Peverell Marley
Edited by Irene Morra
Distributed by Warner Bros.
Release dates
  • August 7, 1954 (1954-08-07)
Running time 114 minutes
Country United States
Language English
Budget $3,000,000 (estimated)
Box office $2,100,000 (USA)

King Richard and the Crusaders is a 1954 historical drama film made by Warner Bros.. It was directed by David Butler and produced by Henry Blanke from a screenplay by John Twist based on Sir Walter Scott's novel The Talisman. The music score was by Max Steiner and the cinematography by J. Peverell Marley. This was Warner Bros.' first essay into CinemaScope. The film stars Rex Harrison, Virginia Mayo, George Sanders and Laurence Harvey with Robert Douglas, Michael Pate and Paula Raymond. Years later, King Richard and the Crusaders was included as one of the choices in the book The Fifty Worst Films of All Time.

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