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The Viking Queen (1967)

Approved | | Adventure | 16 August 1967 (USA)
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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 »

Director:

Don Chaffey

Writers:

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 ... 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 ... Osiris
Philip O'Flynn Philip O'Flynn ... Merchant
Brendan Matthews Brendan Matthews ... Nigel
Gerry Alexander Gerry Alexander ... Fabian
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Storyline

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 {J-26}

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No man could tame her savage passions! See more »

Genres:

Adventure

Certificate:

Approved | See all certifications »

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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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Box Office

Budget:

GBP471,000 (estimated)
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Hammer Films See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (censored)

Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound Recording)

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

In spite of the title, Salina (Carita) is a Celtic queen and the film does not feature any Norse Viking characters. See more »

Goofs

Set in the 1st Century, a wristwatch is visible. See more »

Quotes

King Priam: I have given this much thought, Salina. And you are my choice! You will govern with tolerance and understanding. Like your mother, you will be a Viking Queen.
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Alternate Versions

The original UK cinema version was cut by the BBFC to heavily edit shots of Salina being stripped and flogged, and scenes of caged prisoners being lowered into a fiery pit. The 2006 Optimum DVD is uncut. See more »

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An engaging look at Celtic/Roman Britain
3 December 2001 | by wyrdstickSee all my reviews

Although it has its quirks and is horribly mis-named (the Vikings entered the European scene 700 years after the movie's setting), this movie is a fun and engaging look at a much-overlooked historical stage. Some disbelief-suspension is required (the title character's accent, for example), but historical-fiction fans should find this film quite entertaining. While the costumes and characters (e.g. the sensational depiction of the Druids) might not be 100% believable, the plotline and settings more than make up for it. As a fan of both the old Hammer style and of Roman history, I was quite engrossed. I just wish they'd called it "Queen of the Celts"!


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