PG certificateThe War Lord is a Film programme that first aired in 1965 and has been classified a PG certificate.

The War Lord is a 3 star programme

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The War Lord (1965)

Directed by
Franklin J. Schaffner

Charlton Heston stars in this gritty medieval drama from director Franklin J Schaffner. Chrysagon is an 11th-century knight who is sent to defend a Druid village at the edge of his master's domain in Normandy. It's a mixed blessing for the villagers, as their defenders are only marginally less rapacious and abusive than the Frisian marauders from whom they're meant to be protected. After rescuing the beautiful bride-to-be Bronwyn from his own men, Chrysagon decides to exercise his droit de seigneur. Tradition dictates he should return the new bride to her husband once he's slept with her, but Bronwyn decides to stay with her knight - and that choice will spark further unrest, both within the community and beyond.

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Genre: Film

Running Time: 135 minutes (approx)

Production Year: 1965

3/5 Stars

Classification: PG Certificate

Production Country: USA

Filmed in Colour

When is The War Lord next on TV?

It's next showing on Film4 December 14th, 2:35pm and on Film4 Plus 1 December 14th, 3:35pm. See more...


Image for Charlton HestonCharlton Heston...Chrysagon
Richard Boone...Bors
Rosemary Forsyth...Bronwyn
Maurice Evans...Priest
Guy Stockwell...Draco
Niall MacGinnis...Odins
James Farentino...Marc
Henry Wilcoxon...Frisian Prince
Sammy Ross...Volc
Woodrow Parfrey...Piet
John Alderson...Holbracht
Allen Jaffe...Tybald
Michael Conrad...Rainault
Dal Jenkins...Dirck
Johnny Jensen...Boy Prince