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The Island at the Top of the World (1974)

G  |   |  Adventure, Family, Fantasy  |  20 December 1974 (USA)
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Four turn of the century explorers embark on an airship expedition to the high artic. Where upon they find a lost colony of Vikings.



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A Victorian gentleman hopes to find his long-lost son, who vanished whilst searching for a mysterious Viking community in a volcanic valley somewhere in uncharted Arctic regions. The gentleman puts together an expedition team to go on the search, but when they reach their destination they must escape from some Viking descendants who will kill to keep their existence a secret. Written by Jonathon Dabell <>

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20 December 1974 (USA)  »

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La isla del fin del mundo  »

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(RCA Photophone Sound Recording)



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1.75 : 1
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30 July 2001 | by See all my reviews

This was the first film that I saw in the theater as a kid, and I have never forgotten it. David Hartman instantly became my favorite actor, and I was hooked on movies forever! This is the kind of movie that fills our dreams and satisfies the wanderlusterer in all of us. The high adventure, and colorful cinematography in this movie is what makes a great film. I've purchased the movie recently and am able to relive the wonder of Arctic travel once more. Its truly a trip back to my childhood when all things were simpler and adventure waited around every turn.

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