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The Viking Queen (1967)

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To honour her father's dying wish, Queen Salina shares the rule of Icena with Justinian, a fair and just Roman. This displeases the bloodthirsty Druids on one side and the more hard-line ... See full summary »

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Don Chaffey

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Clarke Reynolds (screenplay), John Temple-Smith (from an original story by)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Don Murray ... Justinian
Carita 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 Sean Caffrey ... Fergus
Denis Shaw Denis Shaw ... Osiris
Philip O'Flynn Philip O'Flynn ... Merchant
Brendan Matthews Brendan Matthews ... Nigel
Gerry Alexander Gerry Alexander ... Fabian
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To honour her father's dying wish, Queen Salina shares the rule of Icena with Justinian, a fair and just Roman. This displeases the bloodthirsty Druids on one side and the more hard-line Romans on the other. As Salina and Justinian fall in love their enemies start to plot, and blood soon stains the green hills of Britain. Written by Jeremy Perkins <jwp@aber.ac.uk>

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She Was Made To Be Queen! See more »

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

16 August 1967 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A Rainha Viking See more »

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Budget:

£471,000 (estimated)
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Hammer Films See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound Recording)

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

In February 1968, Joe Sugar, Fox Executive Vice President of Domestic Distribution, told Hammer that he was very disappointed with the film's US box office performance. See more »

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Druids did not worship Zeus. See more »

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laughable historical fantasy manages to be lots of fun
11 April 2008 | by OldAle1See all my reviews

From the trying-for-sublime to the content-to-be-ridiculous. Carita, a Finnish model-turned-actress, is surprisingly credible (well, not really, but she's not as bad as one would expect) as window dressing turned queen Salina of the Britons, trying to keep her people's semi-sovereignty while romancing the Roman general Justinian (Don Murray, pretty darn bland) who is supposed to be keeping her and her people in check. What I liked about this most, apart from the nice location photography and the presence of 2nd Dr. Who Patrick Troughton as wise warrior Tristram was the slightly more complex than expected political intrigue of the thing, with druids, merchants, British nobles and Romans all playing off against each other. What I liked least were the very cheap, poorly choreographed battle scenes where hardly a drop of red paint is even to be seen, and the swords are so obviously dull and plaster that you can't help laughing at times. Still, Carita is cute and the pacing keeps one more interested than not.

DVD rental (double DVD with Vengeance of She watched previously).


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