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The Royal Hunt of the Sun (film)

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The Royal Hunt of the Sun (film)

The Royal Hunt of the Sun
Howard Rogers
Directed by Irving Lerner
Produced by Robert Sisk
Screenplay by Philip Yordan
Based on The Royal Hunt of the Sun 
by Peter Shaffer
Starring Robert Shaw
Christopher Plummer
Music by Marc Wilkinson
Editing by Bill Lewthwaite
Distributed by J. Arthur Rank (Great Britain)
National General Pictures (United States)
Release date(s)
Running time 121 minutes
Country United Kingdom
United States
Language English

The Royal Hunt of the Sun is a 1969 British-US film based on the play of the same name by Peter Shaffer.


With a small rag-tag band of soldiers, Francisco Pizarro enters the Inca Empire and captures its leader, Atahualpa. Pizarro promises to free him in return for a golden ransom, but later finds himself conflicted between his desire to conquer and his friendship for his captive...


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