Vikings, The (1958)
Front Cover Actor
Kirk Douglas Einar
Tony Curtis Eric
Ernest Borgnine Ragnar
Janet Leigh Morgana
James Donald Egbert
Alexander Knox Father Godwin
Maxine Audley Enid
Frank Thring Aella
Eileen Way Kitala
Edric Connor Sandpiper
Movie Details
Genre Action; Adventure
Director Richard Fleischer
Producer Jerry Bresler; Lee Katz
Writer Edison Marshall; Dale Wasserman
Studio MGM HOME ENT. (EUROPE) LTD.; MGM
Language English
Audience Rating NR
Running Time 1 hr 54 mins
Country USA
Color Color
Plot
Kirk Douglas produced the trendsetting barbarian epic The Vikings and took the showiest, most aggressive role: lusty Viking prince Einar, the "only son in wedlock" of King Ragnar (a cackling, wild-eyed Ernest Borgnine). With jagged scars down his face and a milky-white blind eye that almost glows in his skull, Douglas has a rowdy time battling defiant slave Tony Curtis (the long-lost heir to the British throne) for the hand of the beautiful princess Janet Leigh. It's pure Hollywood hokum, sure, but spectacular hokum: the great cinematographer Jack Cardiff turns his Norway locations into a lush Valhalla on earth. Faced with an absurd story, journeyman director Richard Fleischer goes for the gusto in brawling Viking parties, furious sieges, and clanging broadsword battles. An enormous hit, the film spawned a huge wave of Viking movies, some perhaps smarter but none as much fun. --Sean Axmaker
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Index 1340
Collection Status In Collection
Purchase Date 6/4/04
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Owner NF
Links IMDB
Amazon US
Folder 011
Product Details
Format DVD
Region Region 1
Screen Ratio 2.35:1
UPC 027616875822
Chapters
Release Date 5/7/02
Subtitles English; French; Spanish
Audio Tracks English Dolby Digital 2.0 Mono
French Dolby Digital 2.0 Mono
Nr of Disks/Tapes 1
Extra Features
Color Closed-captioned Widescreen