Not Rated | | Action, Adventure, Biography
Christopher Columbus overcomes intrigue at the Spanish court and convinces Queen Isabella that his plan to reach the East by sailing west is practical.
Two replica ships were built for the film. One of them broke away from its moorings during a storm and drifted for several days, with members of the crew on board, before it was retrieved. The other ship was burnt in an accidental fire. It had to be rebuilt at the cost of an additional £100,000.
Doesn't that prove how backward they are? You never see a civilized man do that.
In the film, Columbus seems to realize that he never landed in India, whereas in real life, he never realized it. He also talks constantly about having found "new worlds", as if he knew that he had discovered America.