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I tartari (1961)

Burundai, comandante dei Tartari, prende il posto del fratello Togrul, ucciso durante la battaglia contro gli Slavi, a causa del rifiuto del comandante vichingo Oleg di unirsi a loro. Dopo ... See full summary »

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 Luciano Marin ... Eric
Bella Cortez ... Samia
Furio Meniconi Furio Meniconi ... Sigrun
Pietro Ceccarelli Pietro Ceccarelli
Renato Terra Renato Terra
Folco Lulli Folco Lulli ... Togrul
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Burundai, comandante dei Tartari, prende il posto del fratello Togrul, ucciso durante la battaglia contro gli Slavi, a causa del rifiuto del comandante vichingo Oleg di unirsi a loro. Dopo l'assassinio della piccola figlia di Togrul per mano dei Vichinghi e della moglie di Oleg per mano dei Tartari, i due capi si affrontano in battaglia. Written by rosebud6

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viking | evil man | murder | axe | hostage | See All (6) »

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The Tartars Vs. The Vikings!


Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »
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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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According to Orson Welles' conversations with Peter Bogdanovich, as recounted in the book "This is Orson Welles", Victor Mature had his sandals built up by three inches to make him look taller. 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 »

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Featured in Hollywood Remembers: Orson Welles 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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