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The Long Ships (1964)

 -  Adventure  -  24 June 1964 (USA)
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A vagabond Viking adventurer and a Moor both compete to find "The Mother of All Voices," a legendary golden bell near the Pillars of Hercules.

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Rolfe
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Aly Mansuh
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Orm
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Aminah
Oskar Homolka ...
Krok
Edward Judd ...
Sven
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Aziz
Beba Loncar ...
Gerda
Clifford Evans ...
King Harald
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Vahlin
Colin Blakely ...
Rhykka
David Lodge ...
Olla
Henry Oscar ...
Auctioneer
Paul Stassino ...
Raschid
Jeanne Moody ...
Ylva
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There is a legend about a great bell, called "The Mother of Voices," made of pure gold, three times the size of a man, made by monks many years ago... This is the story told in the marketplace by a Viking called Rolfe. This information finds its way to the Islamic ruler Aly Manush, who is obsessed with finding the bell. But Rolfe claims not to know where the bell is, and escapes, back to his homeland, to convince his father and brother to give him a ship and crew to replace the one he lost - or to help him steal the Death Ship which belongs to the king - because he does know where the bell is... Written by Gary Dickerson <slug@mail.utexas.edu>

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The Greatest Viking Adventure Of Them All!

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Raubzug der Wikinger  »

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(Westrex Recording System)

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Average Shot Length = ~6.2 seconds. Median Shot Length = ~5.9 seconds. See more »

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Leaving aside the issue of the sound of a bell made of gold, the bell could not the sound it does. It forms the dome of the building and is covered with concrete and stone which would stop the metal vibrating, absorbing the energy of the sound. See more »

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Arab at bazaar: [to Rolfe] How can one believe a man with eyes as pale as yours?
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Under-rated colorful epic.
24 December 2003 | by (Lost Wages, Nevada) – See all my reviews

Big budget spectacle produced by Irwin Allen may possibly be his best film. The casting is great, although Richard Widmark appears to be out of place. It's a rare treat to see this many fantasy genre cast-members in the same film...Russ Tamblyn (George Pal films), Lionel Jeffries ("First Men In the Moon"), Clifford Evans (Hammer films) and Edward Judd. Great art direction, sets and costumes give this film some nice atmosphere.


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