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The Vikings (1958)

 -  Action | Adventure  -  28 June 1958 (USA)
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Einar and Eric are two Viking half-brothers. The former is a great warrior whilst the other is an ex-slave, but neither knows the true identity of the other. When the throne of Northumbria ... See full summary »

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Einar and Eric are two Viking half-brothers. The former is a great warrior whilst the other is an ex-slave, but neither knows the true identity of the other. When the throne of Northumbria in Britain becomes free for the taking, the two brothers compete against one another for the prize, but they have very different motives - both involving the princess Morgana, however. Written by Graeme Roy <gsr@cbmamiga.demon.co.uk>

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Mightiest Of Men... Mightiest Of Spectacles... Mightiest Of Motion Pictures!

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Trivia

Ernest Borgnine, who played Kirk Douglas's father, was about a month younger than his screen son. See more »

Goofs

When Einar(Kirk Douglas) boards the ship he has captured he lifts up Morgana's (Janet Leigh)maidservant Bridget (Dandy Nichols) and throws her into the arms of a fellow viking it is clearly a stunt double and not Nichols being thrown . See more »

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Aella: Hold out the hand that has defied me.
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One of the rare 1950s films to present all the credits at the end. See more »

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An exciting, rugged, unusual film presented with zest and thoughtfulness.
18 May 2000 | by (San Francisco, California) – See all my reviews

When I was a kid, I loved this film. I saw it again as an adult and was surprised by how well it held up. It may not be technically correct in some details, but I really believe it captures the spirit and flavor of the times it depicts better than most films of this genre. The plot is intricate, the script is well-written, the acting is delightful, the direction absolutely solid. The characters are complex and the actors were not afraid to represent people who are flawed, but for that very reason you end up liking them all the more. Beautifully filmed and with an evocative musical score. From the very beginning of the credits, you know you're going to love it. It's the kind of action film that they do not make anymore. Why is this film NOT available? That is a shame when there are so many less worthy films around.


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