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EL CID of Anthony Mann:


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when will TCM show this movie?

When it was shown in two parts on a weekend by a station of Fort Lauderdale in 1980, the presenter did not understand the role of the Infanta Urraca, played by Genevieve Page, and he identified her as the Queen.

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What, you never heard of EL CID, one of Charlton Heston's most famous roles?

It was on some time in the past several years, but does not get shown a lot.  I think one reason is the length of the movie.

I would rather see the Private War of Major Benson (later remade as Major Payne) which has not been on for many, many years.

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I saw this movie when it came out.  Went to see it mostly because I missed out on going to the show to see BEN HUR when IT came out.

 

As I was only 10 years old when CID hit the screens, I fear I dozed through much of it, as I had NO idea who El Cid actually WAS!  I just wanted to feel like a big shot going to see such a supposedly "grown up" movie!  ;)

 

Saw it a few times since over the years, and it IS a good 'un!

 

 

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OK, I don't mind asking dumb questions (Google was only limited help, as Geraldine Page couldn't have played a Spanish infant).  I saw the movie when I was 15 on television, so I'm sure I missed some political intrigue.

 

I know a/an Infanta is relative to the Queen (reigning Queen?)  I have no idea what role she plays in Spanish nobility (Heck, I have trouble with British nobility, LOL)

 

So what is a/an Infantas' role in Spanish nobility?

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OK, I don't mind asking dumb questions (Google was only limited help, as Geraldine Page couldn't have played a Spanish infant).  I saw the movie when I was 15 on television, so I'm sure I missed some political intrigue.

 

I know a/an Infanta is relative to the Queen (reigning Queen?)  I have no idea what role she plays in Spanish nobility (Heck, I have trouble with British nobility, LOL)

 

So what is a/an Infantas' role in Spanish nobility?

The heir to the throne is the Prince of Asturias, Gerona and Viana; all the other sons and daughters of the monarch are Infantes and Infantas=royal children. In EL CID Urraca and her brothers are all Infantes, as the Principality of Asturias did not yet exist.

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