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El Cid

Released 1961
Distributor Allied Artists

Another enormous Samuel L. Bronston historical spectacle with big stars (in this case, Charlton Heston and Sophia Loren) and epochal Euro production values, directed by the perennially underrated Anthony Mann, fresh from his being fired from Spartacus.

About Larry Cohen

The prolific writer-producer-director Larry Cohen began his career in television creating hit shows like Branded and The Invaders.  His feature career took off with the killer baby trio of It’s Alive and two sequels.  Among his movie credits are Q – The Winged Serpent, Full Moon High, The Private Life of J. Edgar Hoover, Return to Salem’s Lot, Hell Up in Harlem and the screenplays for Phone Booth and Cellular.  He also wrote and directed the Masters of Horror episode, Pick Me Up. Larry passed away on March 23, 2019.