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Erik the Conqueror (1961)

Gli invasori (original title)
In the 9th Century, two Viking children, separated since their early childhood with one raised by the British and the other by Vikings, meet after nearly 20 years as rivals as war breaks ... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview:
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Eron
Alice Kessler ...
Rama
Ellen Kessler ...
Daya
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Erik, Duke of Helford (as Giorgio Ardisson)
Andrea Checchi ...
Sir Rutford
Jean-Jacques Delbo ...
Olaf (as Jacques Delbò)
Franco Giacobini ...
Rustichello
Raf Baldassarre ...
Blak (as Raffaele Baldassarre)
Enzo Doria ...
Bennet
Gianni Solaro ...
Ranco
Franco Ressel ...
Livia Contardi ...
Hadda
Folco Lulli ...
Harald, re dei Vichinghi
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Regina Alice (as Françoise Cristophe)
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In the 9th Century, two Viking children, separated since their early childhood with one raised by the British and the other by Vikings, meet after nearly 20 years as rivals as war breaks out between Britian and the Vikings for control of England. Written by Anonymous

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Goofs

In the duel between Eron and Erik both characters loose their shields at one point. After a cut both are equipped with shields again. See more »

Quotes

Olaf: Yes! Crush queen Alice and all her kingdom. Let us join forces with Norway and Sweden, and with Iceland! Let us amass our powers and crush these brittish under the stones of their own fortresses! The vikings will dominate the North Sea.
Garian: We are with you, Olaf. You can count on our alligence.
Grand Cheif of Iceland: Iceland will follow you!
One-Eyed Cheif: They owe me one eye! I will gladly join with you!
Garian: Now hear me, Olaf. There is one thing we need, Olaf. We want you to for out leader! You, Olaf!
Olaf: I thank you, Garian. I thank you all....
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Referenced in Hercules vs. the Giant Warriors (1964) See more »

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Bava's Viking Saga
5 March 2001 | by (Palm Springs, CA USA) – See all my reviews

Mario Bava, fresh from the overnight success of BLACK SUNDAY the previous year, emerges as a master of epic cinema in this Viking tale. Brilliant use of color hues and outstanding art direction distinguish this saga of twins separated as young boys during a battle between Anglo-Saxon hordes and Scandinavia's feared Viking tribes. Giorgio Ardisson portrays Erik and imbues his character with great nobility as he rises to fight against the Norsemen led by his brother Aaron (splendidly cast Cameron Mitchell). Andrea Checchi (Dr. Kruvajan in BLACK SUNDAY) is also tremendous as the evil Rutford, the scheming villain in this piece who wishes to use both forces to his own gain and place himself upon a throne he does not deserve. In an unforgettable interview with film historian David Del Valle commented that this film was made on a tiny budget but one would never surmise this from the rich texture and tenor of this major Bava opus. Macabre touches and phospherent Bava lighting place this work in a class by itself. The Kessler twins are used to superior advantage here and Francoise Christophe appears as the dignified and lovely Queen of the British Isles. A must-see for all lovers of The Maestro and for aficionados of epic cinema.


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