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I tartari (1961)

Not Rated | | Action, Adventure, Drama | 20 June 1962 (USA)
Burundai, comandante dei Tartari, prende il posto del fratello Togrul, ucciso durante la battaglia contro gli Slavi, a causa del rifiuto del comandante vichingo Oleg di unirsi a loro. Dopo ... See full summary »

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Burundai, comandante dei Tartari, prende il posto del fratello Togrul, ucciso durante la battaglia contro gli Slavi, a causa del rifiuto del comandante vichingo Oleg di unirsi a loro. Dopo l'assassinio della piccola figlia di Togrul per mano dei Vichinghi e della moglie di Oleg per mano dei Tartari, i due capi si affrontano in battaglia. Written by rosebud6

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The Tartars Vs. The Vikings!


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Orson Wells plays a role as tartar leader. He also played a similar role eleven years before, in The Black Rose (1950). See more »

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So bad you can't Miss It !
11 November 2006 | by (Argentina) – See all my reviews

Very talented and recognized Orson Welles (brilliant in "Citizen Kane", "The Third Man" or "Compulsion") must have been very needed of money in the early 60's to enter this film; there can be no other explanation whatsoever. As a Tartar ruler confronting Viking invaders Welles shows not interest at all in what he is doing and even though his undeniable screen personality is enough for him to steal the show.

Victor Mature plays the enemy Viking chief (yes, I said Viking!) with his usual and inevitable overacting and going around with his little war? axe and his black greasy 1960's hairdo. His casting in this is like putting Mickey Rooney to play Goliath.

As for the rest of it "The Tartars" is just one more of the usual sort of low budget adventure costume movies the Italians gave us after the bad though sort of original "Hercules" (1959) with good old Steve Reeves (he always underacted in the same level Mature overacted). Some average action sequences a less than average plot and an all standard direction complete the picture.

The point is that if Welles (or even Mature) where not in "The Tartars" you would have not much expectations and you would surely judge this film with a more generous concept. But taking the film as it is you can only say it's a terrible piece of cinema. So terrible that if you are a movie's fan you can't miss it because that is precisely its major achievement.


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