THE VIKINGS (PG)
D: Richard Fleischer
United Artists/KD (Jerry Bresler)
W: Calder Willingham & Dale Wasserman [based on the
novel "The Viking" by Edison Marshall]
DP: Jack Cardiff
Ed: Elmo Williams
Mus: Mario Nascimbene
PD: Harper Goff
Kirk Douglas (Einar), Tony Curtis (Eric),
Ernest Borgnine (Ragnar Lodbrok), Janet Leigh (Morgana), Alexander Knox (Father Godwin), Orson Welles (narrator)
Though released in 1958, The Vikings is at least a decade
ahead of its time in respect of style, cinematography, location shooting and all-round production values.
Kirk Douglas plays a Viking prince and Tony Curtis a
slave, both of whom fight for the love of a beautiful woman as well as the throne.
A timeless sword and sandals adventure that should rightly
fit into any public holiday viewing schedule.