See also: Viking (homonymy)
Towards 900, the Viking S carried out by their chief Ragnar devastate the England regularly. At the time of an attack, Ragnar viol the Queen of England Enid. From this illegitimate union will be born Eric , high like slave among the Vikings. Eric and Einar (the legitimate son of Ragnar ), being unaware of their relationship, will dedicate a savage hatred. The disappearance of Eric makes it possible a brother of the king to inherit the kingdom.
Noble English whose grounds are saved by the Vikings, becoming suspect with the king, will take refuge at Ragnar to give him the information having to allow a forwarding of great scale. But Ragnar is captured and carried out by the king. His/her Einar son assembles another forwarding then less to plunder that to avenge it. The castle of the king félon will be taken by storm but, during their ultimate duel, Einar will be killed by Eric.
Title: the Vikings
- original Title: The Vikings
- Realization: Richard Fleischer
- Scenario: Calder Willingham
- Production: Jerry Bresler
- Music: Mario Nascimbene
- Photography: Jack Cardiff
- Assembly: Elmo Williams
- Distribution: United Artists
- Coming out date in France: December 15th 1958
- American Film
- Kind: venture
- Durée: 114 minutes
Kirk Douglas: Einar
- Janet Leigh : Morgana
- Tony Curtis: Eric
- Ernest Borgnine: Ragnar
- James Donald: Egbert
- Alexander Knox : the father Godwin
- Frank Thring: Aella (not credited)
- Orson Welles: voice-over at the beginning of film (not credited)
- Maxine Audley: Enid
- Eilleen Way : Kitala
the sequence of the strong Château was turned in France with the castle of Extremely-the-Slat.
- Actually, Ernest Borgnine which plays the father of Kirk Douglas is its junior of more than one month.
- the cartoon which begins and closes film is inspired by the Tapisserie of Bayeux.
- the three Drakkar S were built on the model of a true ship exposed to the Musée of the boats Vikings of Oslo. It proved that they last being modified because man of the year 60 was undoubtedly taller than a “average Viking”.
Unanimous opinion, the film technically is very successful. The attack of the castle is a reference of the kind, and yet the cinema in offer of many examples. One follows the history easily, the psychology of the characters is simple and distinct.
The historical veracity rather leaves something to be desired: in year 900, the castle-forts were far from resembling that which one sees. None the stereotypes on the Vikings is saved to us: all are violent ones, brave to unconsciousness, strapping men, etc, whereas all the chronicles show us that they attacked the monasteries without defense rather that the castles; that they resorted to the trick much more than with the attacks in force; that they fled very quickly without awaiting the arrival of the helps; finally that it lost all the great pitched battles which they had imprudence to accept. The reference to the tapestry of Bayeux is contestable, the forwarding of William the Conqueror not having anything an incursion Viking, whether it is by manpower or the intentions.
It is observed that the role of Tony Curtis, who camps the character of Eric, goes magnifier the notion of the blood and the nation of origin and to fight the evil spirit. Resulting from royal blood, high out of barbarian ground, it will turn over in his original ground to restore the good and peace there.
The very great success of film was worth an imitation to him, the drakkars , appreciably lower (in particular by the budget).
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