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. Balam's party comes to a coastal settlement with many boats. 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. As the high priest of the Mayans, swathed in dirty dresses and adorned with a mountainous gray wig, he looks exactly like the late. Balam wants the population of the settlement to join him with their boats. The movie was originally known as The Mound Builders.
Balam has always been against the policy of human sacrifice and sets Black Eagle free. When Hunac Ceel Leo Gordon leads his army of warriors against the Mayan tribes of the Yucatan Peninsula, he kills their king, and the king's son, Balam George Chakiris , flees. It wasn't made for the right reasons, and that is most often an insuperable handicap. Our creative team lacked passion for what we were doing and its commercial values could not overcome that. Gradually, Balam and Black Eagle forge an understanding, and when Hunac Ceel show up, bent on destroying the Mayans, the two join forces.
Black Eagle is killed in the fighting, resolving the love triangle. They are none too pleased about these strange, uninvited immigrants. And I shall be delighted. Not being enthusiastic about it, I should have taken a position. Brynner ended up appearing in for the Mirisches before Kings of the Sun; that film co-starred George Chakiris, who also had a multi-picture contract with the Mirisches, and he would re team with Brynner on Kings instead of Quinn. He takes his people in ships across the gulf, hoping to settle peaceably in a new world. He doesn't just use thousands of extras; believes audiences don't care any more unless the story is one of relationships among people.
The film follows a young man who becomes a new Mayan king and makes an important decision to move his tribe to the coast of Mexico where he must fight against the leader of a different tribe. Please note this figure is rentals accruing to distributors not total gross. In the end, one can smile happily at this wonderful attempt and praise it for its dramatic sincerity. The settlement's chief agrees if Balam agrees to marry his daughter, Ixchel , and make her Queen. Brynner liked the treatment so much he agreed to make it as the first movie as part of his three-picture deal. Storyline: Kings of the Sun 1963 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.
It supposes that over a thousand years ago the Mayans fled to the area of present-day Texas where they exchanged technology with the local Indians. Balam's love interest Ixchel tends to the Indian's wounds and gains an interested suitor, one who is more forthcoming with his love for her. His father is killed in battle against metal-blade armed rivals led by Hunac Ceel. Lee Thompson, the director who foisted last year's on unsuspecting Christmas audiences, has done it again. Commandering an entire peaceful Mayan tribe on the hinterland of the Yucatan and sailing to the shores of America, Chakiris not only establishes a new beginning for his following, but collides culturally with Brenner and his Native American tribe. Its text occupies 122 pages of very small print typical of the period and the copyright is © 1963 Mirvish Company. However, they quarrel, and the Native Americans depart, just as Hunac Ceel finds Balam and his people.
But a native tribe, led by Black Eagle Yul Brynner , is hostile, and takes Balam prisoner. Cast: , , , , , , , Director: Genres: Keywords: , , , , ,. Synopsis 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. Since Seven had been set in Mexico, he thought Brynner would be ideal for a film about the Mexican Indians and Brynner was enthusiastic. Hunac Ceel's army mounts a furious attack, but is eventually defeated by the united front of Indians and the transplanted Mayans.
Assembled for the cast are Yul Brynner as Chief Black Eagle, George Chakiris as a Mayan Chiefton, Richard Basehart as a Mayan Priest and Shirley Anne Field as Ixchel, a beautiful princess. I always blamed myself for its failure. Gradually, Balam and Black Eagle forge an understanding, and when Hunac Ceel show up, bent on destroying the Mayans, the two join forces. In a small raid to capture one of the Mayans, Black Eagle is wounded and taken captive to the Mayans' fortified settlement. Balam succeeds to the throne, but is convinced by his advisers, including the head priest, to lead his followers away from the , sail to the American Gulf Coast region, so they might regain their strength and fight again another day. Lee Thompson signed to direct as part of a four-picture contract with the Mirisches.
. The new land they arrive in is a province occupied by a tribe led by Black Eagle. Ink 12 Million Dollar Pact Hopper, Hedda. Walter Mirisch says he was unhappy with it and got to write a new draft. Arnold wrote the original screenplay. In no time, they decide to stop the battle in order to live in peace, but suddenly they have to team up together to fight in deadly battle. Balam is under pressure to resume their custom of human sacrifice by sacrificing Black Eagle.