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Hagbard and Signe (1967)

Den røde kappe (original title)
R | | Drama, History | 16 May 1968 (USA)
The young beloveds fight for their love in medieval Scandinavia.

Director:

Gabriel Axel

Writers:

Gabriel Axel, Saxo Grammaticus (story "annals Gesta Danorum, 7th Book") | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Oleg Vidov ... Hagbard
Gitte Hænning Gitte Hænning ... Signe
Eva Dahlbeck ... The Queen
Birgitte Federspiel ... King Hamund's widow
Lisbeth Movin Lisbeth Movin ... Bengerd
Johannes Meyer Johannes Meyer ... Bilvis
Håkan Jahnberg Håkan Jahnberg ... Bolvis
Manfred Reddemann ... Hildegisl
Henning Palner Henning Palner ... Hake
Gisli Alfredsson Gisli Alfredsson ... Sigvald
Folmer Rubæk Folmer Rubæk ... Helvin
Borgar Garðarsson Borgar Garðarsson ... Alf (as Borgar Gardarsson)
Jörgen Lantz ... King Hammond (as Jørgen Lantz)
Frederik Tharaldsen Frederik Tharaldsen ... Alger
Sisse Reingaard Sisse Reingaard ... Rigmor
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Storyline

The story, based on an ancient legend, concerns Hagbard (Oleg Vidov), the son of a slain Norse king. Seeking revenge against the rival clan responsible for the killing, Hagbard calms down long enough to establish a truce. He also falls in love with Signe (Gitte Haenning), daughter of his onetime enemy. Signe's former beau, sizzling with jealousy, breaks the truce and makes it appear that Hagbard was responsible. The young prince escapes, but returns disguised as a woman to his beloved Signe.

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Genres:

Drama | History

Certificate:

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Country:

Denmark | Iceland | Sweden

Language:

Norwegian | Swedish | Latin

Release Date:

16 May 1968 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Filming Locations:

Iceland

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Soundtracks

A Moment of Your Love
from The Red Mantle (US version 1972)
Music by Marc Fredericks
Lyrics by Sammy Cahn
Sung by Judy Scott
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A 1967 Viewing
4 April 2005 | by pasmith-4See all my reviews

I saw this picture in 1967 in Greenwich Village in NYC and was thrilled by its vigor, and what seemed to be verisimilitude to the time and place (12th century Norway?). The duel on the beach with the steaming horses nostrils, the wolf hunt with the wolfhounds trapping the wolf in his lair, the blood feud, the plotting German knight, the attraction and beauty of the young lovers, and the tragic climax -- all are so memorable and alive in my memory after all these years. My vote is based on an old experience, and I would like to see this wonderful picture again (on DVD). Its possible my evaluation might change after the passage of almost 40 years. PASMITH-4'S ROOMMATE, Frederick


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