In 1532, Spanish conquistador Francisco Pizarro led an expedition of 167 ragtag soldiers into the heart of the Inca Empire, killed thousands of Incans in a single battle, captured and executed the Incan Emperor and “Sun God” Atahualpa, and claimed Peru for Spain.
Pizarro (Robert Shaw) is a deeply righteous conquistador – a mercenary without a war who is unable to adjust to civilian life. In reality, he was a brutal, cruel, bloodthirsty cutthroat.
Christopher Plummer (who had played the lead role of Pizarro in the stage play on Broadway in 1965 and 1966) steals the show as Atahualpa, hissing, prancing, yowling, sniffing, swooping and shrieking his way through the film in a truly off-the-wall performance.
Hernando de Soto
Shmulik Kraus (as Sam Krauss)
Lisardo De La Inglesia