Kings of the Sun

  • Film
  • Action and adventure
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An ambitious, if ludicrous, pre-Western, marking the struggles between exiled Mayan tribesmen (led by Chakiris as Prince Balam) and the native Indians (Brynner as Chief Black Eagle) in what eventually became Texas, achieving peaceful coexistence after the Mayans abandon their rites of human sacrifice. On the heels of this portentous exotica, co-writer James R Webb picked up the same year's Oscar for what might be construed as the continuing story, How the West Was Won. PT.

Release details

Duration: 107 mins

Cast and crew

Director: J Lee Thompson
Screenwriter: Elliott Arnold, James R Webb
Cast: Yul Brynner
George Chakiris
Shirley Anne Field
Richard Basehart
Brad Dexter
Barry Morse
Armando Silvestre
Leo Gordon
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