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The Last of the Vikings (1961)
"L'ultimo dei Vikinghi" (original title)

 -  Action | Adventure | War  -  May 1962 (USA)
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Harald and his brother Guntar return to Norway to find their father murdered and his throne usurped. They try to take revenge on Sveno, but a traitor amongst them puts both brother's lives at risk.

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Complete credited cast:
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Harald
Edmund Purdom ...
King Sveno
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Hilde
Hélène Rémy ...
Edith / Elga
Andrea Aureli ...
Haakon
Mario Feliciani
Aldo Bufi Landi ...
Londborg
Carla Calò ...
Herta
Corrado Annicelli ...
Godrun
Nando Tamberlani ...
Gultred
Nando Angelini ...
Simon, uomo di Sveno
Piero Gerlini
George Ardisson ...
Guntar (as Giorgio Ardisson)
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Harald and younger brother Guntar return to Norway after a 10-year voyage to find their father murdered and his lands now ruled by the villainous Sveno. As part of his plan to rally the Vikings against this tyrant, Harald disguises himself as the Danish ambassador and enters Sveno's stronghold. There, he falls in love with Hilde, Sveno's cousin, who's been betrothed against her will to the Danish king. Harald must devise a new plan when Guntar is captured by Sveno and when the real Danish ambassador arrives on the scene. Written by dinky-4

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Roaring In From The Sea!!!!!! Brawling! Boisterous! Barbaric!!!!!!

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Italian censorship visa #33967 of February 3, 1961. See more »

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King Sveno: [speaking of Harald] I'll make him die a slow death. I want a drop of his blood for each of our soldiers he's killed.
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An Italian Norse Opera
29 November 2010 | by (Buffalo, New York) – See all my reviews

A couple of Hollywood names Cameron Mitchell and Edmond Purdom who were finding it harder and harder to get decent big screen roles with the coming of television spent some time in Italy in the Sixties doing all kinds of film genres. In The Last Of The Vikings the two are on opposite sides as Viking prince Mitchell seeks to reclaim the throne of his father which has been stolen by Purdom the usurper.

In Hollywood in some of his more known features, Edmond Purdom was said to be wooden by some critics. To make up for that Purdom chews an entire carpet factory in his performance. It reminded me of Jay Robinson as Caligula on steroids it was that overacted. Purdom was such a nut case I found it hard to believe anyone would join in a revolt with this loony tune as a usurper.

As a study in the extent that overacting can be carried on screen, I recommend watching The Last Of The Vikings, otherwise beware.


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