In New Mexico, a Confederate veteran returns home to find his fiancée married to a Union soldier, his Yankee neighbors rallied against him and his property sold by the local banker who then hires a gunman to kill him.
Controversial tragicomedy about a brother's obsessive love for his sister. Having left her husband, Hilary moves in with her unbalanced brother, Pink, who uses wit and humor to hide his amorous yearnings.
J. Lee Thompson
Set during the Pacific War against the Japanese, this WW2 drama discerns between achieving one's mission at any cost versus preserving the lives under one's command and enforcing discipline through fear as opposed to mutual respect.
In order to flee from powerful enemies, young Mayan king Balam leads his people north across the Gulf of Mexico to the coast of what will become the United States. They build a home in the new land but come into conflict with a tribe of Native Americans led by their chief, Black Eagle, while both Balam and Black Eagle fall in love the beautiful Mayan princess Ixchel.Written by
Some key scenes were actually filmed at the pyramid at Chichen Itza. See more »
The Mayan Tribe has relocated to the Mississippi delta area yet the tribal dress of the local Indians is of the upper plains (Cheyenne and Sioux) or lower Mohawk Valley (Algonquin) tribes. The locals also use teepees rather than the log huts traditional to the lower delta area. See more »
Chief Black Eagle:
Being rooted like trees never was meant for us. I take my people to where we belong. For there is no roof but the sky. For there are no walls to the edges of the earth. I take them to where birds sing for us. And where we live free like the deer.
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This movie is terrific!. I liked its clever premise of the Mayan culture contacting the Plains Indian culture. The Kon Tiki and Ra voyages of Thor Heyerdahl proved that "primitive" peoples sailed amazingly far distances, so the Mayans reaching North America and meeting a North American tribe is quite feasible. The two cultures' contact was fascinating and involving. I saw this movie years ago, and then once or twice on broadcast television channels. I wish I could see it again! With all the wide variety of cable and satellite channels now available, I wish one of them would show The Kings Of The Sun....... Or that it would become available on video or DVD.......
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