The Island at the Top of the World (1974)

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The Arctic Circle is the setting for this Disney live-action effort, about a wealthy Englishman in search of his son.

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Cast

David Hartman
as Prof. Ivarsson
Donald Sinden
as Sir Anthony Ross
Jacques Marin
as Capt. Brieux
David Gwillim
as Donald Ross
Mako
as Oomiak
Gunnar Ohlund
as The Godi
Erik Silju
as Torvald
Rolf Søder
as Lawspeaker
Denny Miller
as Town Guard
Brendan Dillon
as The Factor
James Almanzar
as French Engineer
Ivor Barry
as The Butler
Lee Paul
as Chief of Boat Archers
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Critic Reviews for The Island at the Top of the World

All Critics (7) | Top Critics (3)

The Arctic looks like a melted dessert, the Viking village like a low-rent neighborhood in Disneyland, and the Vikings themselves like Hell's Angels on Halloween.

Apr 24, 2011 | Full Review…

All deliver realistic performances.

Mar 26, 2009 | Full Review…
Variety
Top Critic

Unimaginative plot, interminable dialogue in 'Old Norse', some pointless love interest, and a particularly repulsive poodle.

Jun 24, 2006 | Full Review…
Time Out
Top Critic

Stunningly photographed scenery and convincing visual effects make this film one of Disney's more believable efforts.

Apr 24, 2011 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…

So-so Disney spectacle with not so special effects.

Oct 15, 2004 | Rating: 2/5

Loved it as a kid, but I haven't seen it since.

Aug 21, 2002 | Rating: 3/5

Audience Reviews for The Island at the Top of the World

Colorful but best for the kiddies.

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