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The Island at the Top of the World (1974)

In 1907, four explorers discover a lost colony of Vikings in the Arctic.

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Gunnar Öhlund ...
The Godi (as Gunnar Ohlund)
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Erik Silju ...
Torvald
Rolf Søder ...
The Lawspeaker
Torsten Wahlund ...
Sven
Sverre Anker Ousdal ...
Gunnar (as Sverre Ousdal)
Niels Hinrichsen ...
Sigurd
Denny Miller ...
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Brendan Dillon ...
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An Edwardian 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 <barnabyrudge@hotmail.com>

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20 December 1974 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

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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Trivia

The picture was actually able to garner an Academy Award nomination for Best Art Direction-Set Decoration but lost out on the Oscar statuette to The Godfather: Part II (1974). See more »

Goofs

The Hyperion's propellers are hand cranked by men on the ground. When the entire ship is viewed at rest, the propellers are nowhere near the ground. See more »

Quotes

Prof. Ivarsson: [They have discovered a frozen bay filled with the carcasses of many dead whales] Where the whales go to die. All those great creatures from every sea, lying there, from the beginning of time.
Sir Anthony Ross: Just look at all that whalebone! Worth millions of pounds! And heavens knows what the ambergris would fetch.
Donald Ross: All that doesn't matter now, does it, father?
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Crazy Credits

Opening credits prologue: LONDON 1907 See more »

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Referenced in Atlantis: The Lost Empire (2001) See more »

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A FUN FILLED ADVENTURE FOR ALL AGES!!
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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