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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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28 June 1958 (USA)  »

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$5,000,000 (estimated)
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Ernest Borgnine plays the father of Kirk Douglas. In real life Borgnine was one and a half months younger than Douglas. See more »

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The chapel at the castle features Byzantine style renderings of Jesus and other Christian figures. In England of this period, religious iconography would be of a Celtic nature, not of a style associated with the Eastern Roman Empire. See more »

Quotes

Morgana: Do you know which of the oceans is the widest?
Eric: The Poisoned Sea.
Morgana: No. The ocean between a Christian and a heathen.
Eric: [takes her hand] Our hands can reach across it as easily as that.
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One of the rare 1950s films to present all the credits at the end. See more »

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Memories from Childhood
30 January 2000 | by (Bergen, Norway) – See all my reviews

When I was a boy of 11 years, I admired the reconstructed Viking ships near our cottage at the Hardanger fjord. It was the year 1957, when Kirk, Tony and Borgnine visited our country and participated in this beautiful movie... In a funny sort of way, the picture makes us Norwegians proud of that brutal past... I have seen it many times, and am struck by the surprisingly "right" atmosphere, touched by the landscape that I know so very well, and fascinated by the action. OK, so it's Hollywood, but somehow, I have the feeling they don't make movies like this any more. Pity! Well, maybe I'm getting old.


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