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Old 12-13-03, 05:17 AM
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Who can figure out what film this is?

For the life of me I can not think of a film I saw years ago (it was probably a 1950's-60's film) that was about an ancient war where a few people were sent out to raise armies to go up against a huge invading army. Near the end only one of those who went out was facing this huge army and nearly ready to lose when the others arrive with their armies to defeat the enemy. I seem to remember the others arriving out from trees (this is very hard to remember). It seems to have ben set in somewhere like Greece, Mongolia (not 300 spartans or Ghengis Khan (?)) or similar (not roman).

Hopefully a good film buff can help me figure this one out!

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Old 12-14-03, 08:03 AM
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A guess just to get things rolling:

Taras Bulba (1962) @IMDb.com

The films star Yul Brynner and Tony Curtis. It is not yet available on DVD (I wish it were) and I haven't seen it broadcast in many years. I don't recall the specific scenes you mentioned though it is somewhat in the ballpark of 300 Spartans and Genghis Khan as you mentioned.

Can you provide any additional vibes on the film? Was it more a B-movie type of film? Did it feature reasonably well-known actors? Was it likely a U.S./U.K. type of film or perhaps something out of Italy (they were cranking out a lot of Hercules/Gladiator type stuff in the 60's)?

I'll spit out a variety of names which might lead you or someone else (or maybe even me) in the right direction towards the answer: Sign of the Pagan (Jack Palance & Jeff Chandler), El Cid, Fall of the Roman Empire (though you mentioned not Roman), Sodom and Gomorrah (Stewart Granger), The Conqueror (John Wayne), The Tartars (with Orson Welles and Victor Mature).
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...Sign Of The Pagan...?... ...The Conqueror...?...

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Thanks, but non of those are it. I am leaning towards it being a Italian made film of the late 50's early 60's. And if my recolection is correct one of the armies uniforms had yellow in it. I know still pretty vague but has has been a LONG time since I saw this film!
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Zulu (1964) ?
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Originally posted by Frank S
And if my recolection is correct one of the armies uniforms had yellow in it.
That should narrow it down, I think only the French army is yellow.
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Originally posted by johnglass
That should narrow it down, I think only the French army is yellow.
It definately was not a french army that I am speaking of. It had to be either mediteranion or mid-east countries. It's a sword and sandle type film.

This is DRIVING me nuts!
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A couple of guesses based on your additional info.:

Attila (1954) at IMDb.com
Stars Anthony Quinn and Sophia Loren. It's an Italian made film. I've never seen it (at least I don't recall ever seeing it) and it doesn't seem to be available in the U.S.

Alexander the Great (1956) at IMDb.com
Stars Richard Burton and appears to be produced in part by a Spanish company. I haven't watched it in a while but it was shown recently on TCM.

Other than the aforementioned, I am out of ideas.

Originally posted by johnglass
That should narrow it down, I think only the French army is yellow.
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Caddyshack?
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Here is another one. I don't know too much information about it.

It is supposed to be a movie where it takes place in real time (like 24 I guess), and follows like 4 different people around in a city. Any ideas?
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Originally posted by flashburn
Here is another one. I don't know too much information about it.

It is supposed to be a movie where it takes place in real time (like 24 I guess), and follows like 4 different people around in a city. Any ideas?
Timecode
http://us.imdb.com/title/tt0220100/

It's on IFC every so often. It's not 4 different people but 4 different angles in a movie production company in LA.

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Originally posted by garolo
Timecode
http://us.imdb.com/title/tt0220100/

It's on IFC every so often. It's not 4 different people but 4 different angles in a movie production company in LA.
Great, thanks! I believe that is the movie.
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I forgot to mention the Tripplehorn/Hayek scenes are worth a and

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