Knights of the Teutonic Order (Polish: Krzyżacy) is a 1960 Polish film directed by Aleksander Ford based on the novel of the same name by Henryk Sienkiewicz.
The plot is situated in the late-14th century and early-15th century Poland and centers around the Polish–Lithuanian–Teutonic War and the final Battle of Grunwald. The film attracted to cinema masses of viewers and remains one of the most attended films in Polish history. It was a Polish submission to the 33rd Academy Awards.
It was released on 15 July 1960 on the 550th anniversary of the battle of Grunwald.A tale of a young impoverished nobleman, who with his uncle returns from
a war against the order of the Teutonic Knights in Lithuania. He falls
in love with a beautiful woman and pledges an oath to bring her "three
trophies" from the Teutonic Knights.