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The Crusades (1935) was a Adventure - Drama Film directed by Cecil B. DeMille and produced by Cecil B. DeMille.

Academy Awards 1935 --- Ceremony Number 8 (source: AMPAS)

AwardRecipientResult
Best CinematographyVictor MilnerNominated
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Berengaria, Princess of Navarre: We've been blind. We were proud dearest when we took the cross in our pride, we fought to conquer Jerusalem. We tried to ride through blood to the Holy Place of God. And now... now we suffer.
Saladin, Sultan of Islam: The Holy City of Allah.
Berengaria, Princess of Navarre: What if we call him Allah or God? Shall men fight because they travel different roads to him? There is only one God.


Berengaria, Princess of Navarre: [Resisting Richard pulling her into her father's room] Let go of my wrist! You're hurting it.
Richard, King of England: Well stop pulling then.


Alice, Princess of France: [after being told she must vacate her cabin on the ship for another royal lady] I am Alice of France, betrothed to King Richard. Who are you?
Berengaria, Princess of Navarre: I'm his wife.


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Facts about

A Paramount prop man, Daniel Ulrich, had his right leg crushed by the 35-ton siege tower used in the battle of Acre.
Although Cecil B. DeMille states in his autobiography that the film failed to be a financial success when released, it was listed as the box-office champion of 1935 in the 1936-37 issue of the Motion Picture Almanac.
One of over 700 Paramount productions, filmed between 1929 and 1949, which were sold to MCA/Universal in 1958 for television distribution, and have been owned and controlled by MCA ever since.
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