The Crusades

The Crusades

DVD - 2006
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Mar 01, 2013

Based on the historical facts of the Third Crusade, this film was directed by Cecil B. DeMille and released in 1935.
King Richard (the Lionhearted) is enlisted in a crusade to bring Jerusalem back into Christian hands in order to get out of a betrothal with Alice, the Princess of France.
En route, Richard meets Berengaria the Princess of Navarre and marries her in exchange for food for his men.
During the Crusader's attempts to get past the walls of Acre, Berengaria is captured by the Muslim Sultan Saladin, who brings her back to Jerusalem and attempts to woo her.
Eventually, the Crusaders make their way to Jerusalem and after many battles Saladin declares a truce and Richard agrees.
Berengaria and Richard fall in love and all the gates of Jerusalem are opened.
It is quite interesting to see how the character of King Richard changes with Berengaria---the Princess of Navarre.

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