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The Vikings (1958) was a Action - Adventure Film directed by Richard Fleischer and produced by Jerry Bresler.

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The Vikings (1958)

By Beatrice on Sep 7, 2016 From Flickers in Time

The Vikings Directed by Richard Fleischer Written by Calder Willingham; adapted by Dale Wasserman from a novel by Edison Marshall 1958/USA Bavaria Film/Byrnapod S.A./CurtLeigh Productions First viewing/Netflix rental First you have to get past the casting of Ernest Borgnine, Kirk Douglas and Tony... Read full article


THE VIKINGS On Blu-ray

By Dan Day Jr. on Mar 22, 2016 From The Hitless Wonder Movie Blog

I was very excited when I first heard that Kino was going to release THE VIKINGS (1958) on Blu-ray through their Studio Classics line. I hadn't seen THE VIKINGS in a while--for some reason this movie is rarely shown on television--and seeing it in HD widescreen was a treat. THE VIKINGS is pure rip-... Read full article


Valda Valkyrien: The Last of the Vikings

By Janelle Vreeland on May 10, 2013 From Curtains

Although she wasn’t born with it, during the height of her fame, the woman once dubbed the most beautiful woman in Denmark was known by just one name: Valkyrien. Her beauty and nobility made her desirable to film companies across the world, but her star fell faster and sooner than many of her ... Read full article


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Ragnar: [introducing Lord Egbert to his son] This is Einar, my only son in wedlock. He's so vain of his beauty, he won't let a man's beard hide it. He scrapes his face like an Englishman.


Morgana: I will not lift one finger to resist you.


Einar: Hail Ragnar! And hail Ragnar's beard!


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There was actually a kingdom called Northumbria, whose history undoubtedly formed part of the basis for the novel from which the movie was made: It was formed about AD 616 by the union of two smaller kingdoms, Bernicia and Deira, with Edwin, son of the Deirian ruler Aella as its first king. In AD 867, it came under Viking control when conquered by two brothers, Ivar and Halfdan Ragnarrson, and integrated into Danelaw - a Viking kingdom already established in Britain. The now-earldom of Northumbria was later divided between two rising kingdoms, Scotland and England. The English portion becoming known as "Northumberland."
The movie was recorded in Norway, in Kvinnherad, which is a small community by the Hardanger Fjord. Many locals still remember "when Hollywood showed up in Kvinnherad", and many of the extras are local inhabitants.
Stuntmen had practiced for weeks for the oar walking scenes. Kirk Douglas told director Richard Fleischer that he could do it and did several times. At one point when he did fall in the icy water he calmly swam over to the camera boat and asked if they had gotten good shots. He then swam back to the Viking longboat. Fleischer noted they were watching and filming an activity that had not been done in a thousand years.
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