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The Tartars (1961)

I tartari (original title)
Not Rated | | Action, Adventure, Drama | 20 June 1962 (USA)
Tartan and Viking forces clash in what is modern-day Russia.

Directors:

Richard Thorpe, Ferdinando Baldi (uncredited)

Writers:

Domenico Salvati (story), Sabatino Ciuffini (story) | 10 more credits »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Victor Mature ... Oleg
Orson Welles ... Burundai
Liana Orfei ... Helga
Arnoldo Foà ... Ciu Lang
Luciano Marin ... Eric
Bella Cortez ... Samia
Furio Meniconi ... Sigrun
Pietro Ceccarelli Pietro Ceccarelli
Renato Terra
Folco Lulli ... Togrul
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Storyline

Orson Welles is tartar leader Burundai, who takes the place of his brother Togrul, killed during the battle against the Slavs, as Viking chieftain Oleg refuses to join him. After the kidnapping of Togrul's daughter by the Vikings, and Oleg's wife, by the Tartars, the two leaders have a fight... Written by Adalberto Fornario

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The Tartars Vs. The Vikings! See more »


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Trivia

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

Goofs

It is very unlikely that Tartars and other inhabit people of former Russia called "Vikings" to Norsemen. Indigenous people called Northmen "Rus". See more »

Quotes

Burundai: Fight with us and you share the glory of conquest and a good part of the booty too.
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Referenced in The Good Love (1963) See more »

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Passable Entry in Epic/Spectacle Genre
17 February 2001 | by csdietrichSee all my reviews

THE TARTARS is a tale of revenge set in the Russian steppes circa 900 A.D. Viking Prince Oleg (at best a weak and unintentionally humorous portrayal by Victor Mature) is asked by a Tartar chieftain to join the Mongol horde and destroy the indigenous Slavic tribes. Oleg refuses to betray his Slavic brethern and all hell breaks loose. The Tartar chieftan is murdered and his brother Ogotai (a "larger" than life Orson Welles) voys to avenge his brother's death which leads to more massacres and malicious deeds. Welles is interesting in the part of the Tartar Khan and his palace is a work of sensational art direction. Costumes in this Italian-made epic are first rate and half of the cast and crew are recognizable names from other Italian epics, sci-fi and horror films. Mature once said, "I'm a lousy actor with 75 motion pictures to prove it." This critic can only say, "Amen to that!" THE TARTARS is certainly worth seeing but is not the most memorable moment in epic filmmaking history.


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Country:

Italy | Yugoslavia

Language:

English

Release Date:

20 June 1962 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Tartars See more »

Filming Locations:

Titanus, Rome, Lazio, Italy See more »

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Production Co:

Dubrava Film, Lux Film See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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