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Writers:
Clarke Reynolds (screenplay) and
John Temple-Smith (from an original story by)
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Release Date:
16 August 1967 (USA) See more »
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Tagline:
Millions followed her in battle . . . but no man could conquer the Viking Queen See more »
Plot:
To honour her father's dying wish, Queen Salina shares the rule of Icena with Justinian, a fair and just Roman... See more » | Add synopsis »
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Strictly for Hammer completists and those bored on a Sunday afternoon See more (22 total) »

Cast

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Don Murray ... Justinian
Carita ... Salina

Donald Houston ... Maelgan
Andrew Keir ... Octavian

Adrienne Corri ... Beatrice
Niall MacGinnis ... Tiberian
Wilfrid Lawson ... King Priam
Nicola Pagett ... Talia

Percy Herbert ... Catus

Patrick Troughton ... Tristram
Sean Caffrey ... Fergus
Denis Shaw ... Osiris
Philip O'Flynn ... Merchant
Brendan Matthews ... Nigel
Gerry Alexander ... Fabian
Patrick Gardiner ... Benedict
Paul Murphy ... Dalon, Maelgan's Son
Arthur O'Sullivan ... Old Man at Tax-Enquiry
Cecil Sheridan ... Shopkeeper at Protest Gathering
Anna Manahan ... Shopkeeper's Wife
Nita Lorraine ... Nubian Girl-Slave
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Patrick Allen ... Narrator (uncredited)
Bryan Marshall ... Dominic (uncredited)

Scott McGinnis ... (uncredited)

Directed by
Don Chaffey 
 
Writing credits
Clarke Reynolds  screenplay and
John Temple-Smith  from an original story by

Produced by
John Temple-Smith .... producer
 
Original Music by
Gary Hughes 
 
Cinematography by
Stephen Dade (photographed by)
 
Film Editing by
Peter Boita 
 
Production Design by
George Provis 
 
Costume Design by
John Furniss 
 
Makeup Department
Charles E. Parker .... make-up supervisor
Bobbie Smith .... hair stylist
 
Production Management
René Dupont .... production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Dennis Bertera .... assistant director
Jack Causey .... second unit director
Mike Higgins .... third assistant director (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
H.L. Bird .... sound mixer
Bob Jones .... sound mixer
Stanley Smith .... sound editor (as Stan Smith)
 
Special Effects by
Alan Bryce .... special effects (as Allan Bryce)
 
Stunts
Tim Condren .... stunts (uncredited)
Steve Emerson .... stunts (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
David Harcourt .... camera operator
John Harris .... second unit cameraman
George Higgins .... still photographer (uncredited)
Bernie Prentice .... gaffer (uncredited)
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Jack Gallagher .... wardrobe master
Hilda Geerdts .... wardrobe supervisor
 
Editorial Department
James Needs .... supervising editor
 
Music Department
Philip Martell .... musical supervisor
Philip Martell .... composer: additional music (uncredited)
 
Other crew
Frank Hayden .... master of horse
William O'Kelly .... production liaison (as Lieut. Colonel William O'Kelly)
Ann Skinner .... continuity
 
Crew believed to be complete


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Runtime:
91 min | Portugal:80 min (censored version)
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Sound Mix:
Mono (RCA Sound Recording)
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Trivia:
This was Wilfrid Lawson's final film before his death on October 10, 1966 at the age of 66.See more »
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Factual errors: Druids did not worship Zeus.See more »
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3 out of 4 people found the following review useful.
Strictly for Hammer completists and those bored on a Sunday afternoon, 30 November 2012
Author: tomgillespie2002 from United Kingdom

Never a company to let something like historical accuracy get in the way of some good ol' fashioned blood shed and some barely covered breasts, Hammer Studios went all-out anachronistic in 1967, telling the tale of The Viking Queen, Salinas (Carita), a British druid who was not a Viking and seemed to worship the Greek god Zeus. It's a rather dull tale about Salinas' love affair with invading Roman general Justinian (Don Murray), whose truce causes both the Druids and the Romans to heavily oppose it and wage war against each other. With Justinian raising taxes of the rich merchants, and lowering them for the poor small-folk, a plot is forged between the merchants and the usurping Roman Octavian (Andrew Keir) to overthrow Justinian and conquer the Druids.

Shot with an almost sickening lucidity, The Viking Queen is certainly an example of Hammer's strives for visual lushness and oily-skinned beauties, possibly to compensate for the sheer monotony on show. This was Finnish fashion model Cairta's only starring role (she appeared in small roles in a couple of other productions), and although she certainly looks the part (in terms of what Hammer were obviously looking for), her inexperience shows and zones in a rather flat performance. The wildly historical inaccuracy can certainly be forgiven if the film was entertaining, such as it was in Hammer's Rasputin The Mad Monk (1966), but there is nothing going for this film apart from the odd amusing camp performance, and the sight of Nita Lorraine's (credited as Nubian Girl Slave) shiny flesh. Strictly for Hammer completists and those bored on a Sunday afternoon.

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