I think it was a black and white film with subtitles. The time period of the film was maybe 1200 AD--1700 AD?
What I remember most was a great battle with many of the soldiers carry long spears or pikes.
They would skewer a guy and then lift the pike in the air with the victim still impaled on it. It almost seemed like a dream sequence.
Again this was 50 years ago I saw this film so its a bit fuzzy but that is the one part that shocked me as a youth and its stuck with me ever since.
I always liked the Russian films because of the costumes and settings.
Hope someone can help,