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THE MIGHTY CRUSADERS (1958)

Carlo Ludovico Bragaglia Writers: Sandro Continenza (screenplay), Annalena Limentani (script) | 2 more credits » Stars: Francisco Rabal, Sylva Koscina, Gianna Maria Canale
$13.99

This movie is loosely based on a poem by Torquato Tasso, set in the time of the Crusades. Godfrey of Bouillon, a Christian blessed by the Pope and charged with the task of liberating the Holy Land from its Muslim oppressors, has been doing a bang-up, crappy job of things: in fact, he's been attacking Jerusalem for several years now and is no closer to taking it than the Muslim infidels are to converting to the teachings of Christ. Godfrey's best soldier is Tancredi, who collides with his Arab counterpart on the battlefield: a fiercely strong warrior, who turns out to be ... uhh ... a girl named Clorinda (oh yeah, that's gotta impress everyone watching!). If it weren't bad enough that Godfrey's best soldier is being held at bay by a housewife, the two of them now proceed to fall in love while the battle rages on all around them. Needless to say, their love affair will last about as long as a snowfall in the Holy City, because the witch Armida, a faithful follower of Muhammed, casts a spell on the two, which makes them enemies once more. Only time will tell whether the two can overcome the hatred around them before you fall asleep in front of the TV waiting to find out.

DVD-R has both English and Italian audio tracks with no subtitles. Approx. 98 mins. See film sample for audio and video quality!

NOTE:  There are places on the English soundtrack where it suddenly switches to Italian and then back to English (I don't know why). 

 

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