Várkonyi also found a way – within the picturesque adventure film set in the 16th century – of giving a human angle to the lives of the Hungarian border fortress captains, their heroic battles against the Ottomans and Austrians, while emphasizing the life and love of Gergely Bornemissza in particular.
Produced by Maflm 4. Játékfilmstúdió, Directed by Zoltán Várkonyi, Written by Géza Gárdonyi, Screenplay by István Nemeskürty, Cast: István Kovács, Vera Venczel, Imre Sinkovits, György Bárd, Ferenc Bessenyei, Éva Ruttkai, Gábor Agárdi, Tibor Bitskey, Gábor Koncz, Gábor Mádi Szabó, Rudolf Somogyvári, Director of Photography Ferenc Szécsényi, Music by Ferenc Farkas, Sound by János Arató, Set Designer Endre Szász, Tamás Vayer, Costume Designer Fanni Kemenes, Rudolf Láng, Edited by Ferencné Szécsényi.
Format: cinemascope 2.35:1
Running Time: 147'
Newsreel footage of the filming of Egri csillagok/The Lost Talisman, Hungarian Newsreel, 1968/29
Report on The Lost Talisman, werkfilm 1968, director: Gyula Rémiás
Published and distributed by Hungarian National Film Fund – Film Archive, 2019