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The Island at the Top of the World (1974)

In 1907, four explorers discover a lost colony of Vikings in the Arctic.

Director:

Robert Stevenson

Writers:

John Whedon (screenplay), Donald G. Payne (novel) (as Ian Cameron)
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Nominated for 1 Oscar. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
David Hartman ... Prof. Ivarsson
Donald Sinden ... Sir Anthony Ross
Jacques Marin ... Captain Brieux
Mako ... Oomiak
David Gwillim ... Donald Ross
Agneta Eckemyr ... Freyja
Gunnar Öhlund Gunnar Öhlund ... The Godi (as Gunnar Ohlund)
Lasse Kolstad Lasse Kolstad ... Erik
Erik Silju Erik Silju ... Torvald
Rolf Søder Rolf Søder ... The Lawspeaker
Torsten Wahlund ... Sven
Sverre Anker Ousdal ... Gunnar (as Sverre Ousdal)
Niels Hinrichsen Niels Hinrichsen ... Sigurd
Denny Miller ... Town Guard
Brendan Dillon ... The Factor
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Storyline

An Edwardian gentleman hopes to find his long-lost son, who vanished whilst searching for a mysterious Viking community in a volcanic valley somewhere in uncharted Arctic regions. The gentleman puts together an expedition team to go on the search, but when they reach their destination they must escape from some Viking descendants who will kill to keep their existence a secret. Written by Jonathon Dabell <barnabyrudge@hotmail.com>

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Taglines:

Adventure beyond imagination


Certificate:

G | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Trivia

The movie's source novelist Donald G. Payne (as Ian Cameron) wrote a similarly titled novel "The Mountains at the Bottom of the World" which was first published around the same time that this picture first launched in December 1974. See more »

Goofs

The actors playing Vikings speak a mix of modern Scandinavian languages. Modern Icelandic would have been closer to the authentic tongue. See more »

Quotes

Oomiak: What fame, not even my dogs know me.
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Crazy Credits

Opening credits prologue: LONDON 1907 See more »

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A FUN FILLED ADVENTURE FOR ALL AGES!!
30 July 2001 | by spencerthetracySee all my reviews

This was the first film that I saw in the theater as a kid, and I have never forgotten it. David Hartman instantly became my favorite actor, and I was hooked on movies forever! This is the kind of movie that fills our dreams and satisfies the wanderlusterer in all of us. The high adventure, and colorful cinematography in this movie is what makes a great film. I've purchased the movie recently and am able to relive the wonder of Arctic travel once more. Its truly a trip back to my childhood when all things were simpler and adventure waited around every turn.


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Official Sites:

Disney's Official Site

Country:

USA

Release Date:

20 December 1974 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Island at the Top of the World See more »

Filming Locations:

Norway See more »

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Budget:

$8,000,000 (estimated)
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Technical Specs

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Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Photophone Sound Recording)

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.75 : 1
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