The Vikings (1958)
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as Lord Egbert
as Father Godwin
as King Aella
as Narrator (uncredited)
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Critic Reviews for The Vikings
It is the best advertisement for beer-drinking since the breweries put wrestling on TV.
Plenty of pillaging, axe-throwing, hearty quaffing of ale, storming of castles, heroic jumping into wolf pits, and manly talk about the glories of entering Valhalla with sword in hand.
Curtis' 'hero' is an unmitigated swine who cuts a swathe of destruction through the lives of all around him. Highly recommended.
An enjoyable adventure film that benefits from first class work all round, The Vikings is a must for film historians and a pleasure for the rest of us.
Audience Reviews for The Vikings
This is a cool movie about Vikings as played by Douglas and Curtis. The movie is really exciting and the story is great, it's pretty accurate, and very dramatic as well. I enjoyed this movie.
Just a great epic that never lost it's sense of fun and imagination. A lot of that goes to Kirk Douglas who is the epitome of the legendary Viking, he's a brutal drunken savage. However, he's also a great character and full of emotion rather than being just a stereotype. What also makes it great is the amazing set design, costumes and score. On top of that, the story is so well done and not typical of just another love & war story. The castle invasion is probably one of the greatest battle scenes, you don't get better action than that.
The Vikings Quotes
|Kitala:||Love and hate are two horns on the same goat.|
|Princess Morgana:||I will not lift one finger to resist you.|
|Lord Egbert:||Lies will not sustain a tyrant.|
|King Aella:||Hold out the hand that has defied me.|