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The Long Ships (1964) was a Action - Adventure Film directed by Jack Cardiff and produced by Irving Allen.

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The Long Ships (1964) with Richard Widmark

By Orson De Welles on Sep 18, 2014 From Classic Film Freak

Share This! The Greatest Viking Adventure of Them All! Surprisingly, we aren’t talking about the Kirk Douglas and Tony Curtis epic The Vikings.? Though 1964’s The Long Ships was directed by Jack Cardiff, the cinematographer of The Vikings, the similarities do not go much farther. Filmed ... Read full article


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Aly Mansuh: We sail tomorrow and may Allah send us a fair wind and a calm sea.
Rolfe: And may Thor do the same, my lord.


Olla: Well, where are we?
Rolfe: Civilization.
Olla: Huh?
Rolfe: [Disgustedly] No... you wouldn't understand that.


Rolfe: If we ever had children, my lady, what princely liars they would be!


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Film known for a torture contraption called the "Mare of Steel" depicted as a huge curved blade as large as a Trojan Horse, which unlucky prisoners were forced to climb and ride down on their exposed bellies, hands tied, splaying them open at it's base and impaling them on a bed of two foot steel spikes.
Average Shot Length = ~6.2 seconds. Median Shot Length = ~5.9 seconds.
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Also directed by Jack Cardiff




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Also released in 1964




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