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The Vikings (1958)

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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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The three Viking ships in the film were designed using blueprints for an actual Viking ship salvaged from the water and restored by a Viking museum in Norway. It turned out that the boats built for the film were too accurate, because the modern actors were taller than their historical counterparts. Every other oar hole had to be plugged so the modern men would have room to row with a full oar stroke. Otherwise, they would hit the backs of the oarsmen seated in front of them when pushing the oar handles forward to start each new stroke. See more »

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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: Let us proceed to the kennels... The royal pets are hungry!
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Viking Life
1 June 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I love this movie! Kirk is at this showy best, Tony is underplaying his part, which fits here & Borgnine is a big hoot! Janet Leigh is, of course her usual pretty self. She's quite thin but beautiful. Her & Curtis are such opposites in view that it works, even in real life.

Borgnine is the father to both Kirk & Curtis but doesn't know about Curtis. It's not revealed until after Borgnine jumps to his death into a pit of ravenous wolves. Curtis is just a slave & he & Kirk instantly dislike each other when they meet. Kirk is after Leigh after she's been captured for a ransom & Curtis wants to free her. He does which makes Kirk hate him even more & he goes after him across the sea.

The authenticity of the Viking ships & way of life is amazing. This film is a great adventure! A must-see!


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