The Royal Hunt of the Sun (movie)

1969 film directed by Irving Lerner

The Royal Hunt of the Sun is a 1969 British-American epic historial drama movie based on the play of the same name by Peter Shaffer. It stars Robert Shaw as Francisco Pizarro and Christopher Plummer as the Inca leader Atahualpa. Plummer appeared in stage versions of the play before appearing in the movie.

The Royal Hunt of the Sun
Directed byIrving Lerner
Screenplay byPhilip Yordan
Based onThe Royal Hunt of the Sun
by Peter Shaffer
Produced byRobert Sisk
StarringRobert Shaw
Christopher Plummer
Nigel Davenport
Michael Craig
Andrew Keir
William Marlowe
James Donald
Leonard Whiting
Edited byBill Lewthwaite
Music byMarc Wilkinson
Cinema Center Films
Security Pictures
Distributed byRank Organization (Great Britain)
National General Pictures (United States)
Release date
  • 6 October 1969 (1969-10-06) (United States)
Running time
121 minutes
CountriesUnited Kingdom
United States

It received mixed reviews from critics.[1][2]


  1. "The Royal Hunt of the Sun" – via
  2. "Royal Hunt of the Sun (1969)" – via