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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
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Egbert
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Father Godwin
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Eileen Way ...
Kitala
Edric Connor ...
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Dandy Nichols ...
Bridget
Per Buckhøj ...
Bjorn
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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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Stuntmen had practiced for weeks for the oar walking scenes. Kirk Douglas told director Richard Fleischer that he could do it and did several times. At one point when he did fall in the icy water he calmly swam over to the camera boat and asked if they had gotten good shots. He then swam back to the Viking longboat. Fleischer noted they were watching and filming an activity that had not been done in a thousand years. See more »

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When tony Curtis is about to face down Aella, he drives his sword into a Briton, which comes back up into shot covered in blood. Immediately afterwards he charges into the tower, but his sword is clean.. See more »

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Aella: Thank you, Father Godwin... You are the watchdog of my fury.
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A Massive Film, still
11 June 2004 | by (Oldham, UK) – See all my reviews

I saw this film at the pictures a long, long time ago.

I was a kid and was as wide eyeyed as any kid seeing a spectacular of comparable impact as Star Wars or Harry Paintpot or any derivative.

How on earth could any little lad be less than profoundly moved by the images of of eyes being ripped out by a hawk, people being eaten by crabs, wild wolves eating people in a pit, hands being chopped of.

This was a bloody massive movie and still is.

I just bought it on VCR and feel like a kid again.

I cannot imagine any modern kid being as equally moved but I'm sure they will come across it one day the same way I see impressive movies on TV made way before I was around.

Trouble is, for some reason this film never seems to get shown on either satellite or terrestrial TV. Why is that?

Setting asside my middle aged predudice, I challenge anyone to put forward a movie of a more spectactularly impressive introductary sequence and haunting theme music.


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