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  Vikings Review
Tookey's Rating
6 /10
Average Rating
7.20 /10
Kirk Douglas (HARVARD LAMPOON AWARD - WORST ACTOR OF THE YEAR), Tony Curtis, Janet Leigh
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Directed by: Richard Fleischer
Written by: Calder Willingham, Dale Wssermann from the novel The Viking by Edison Marshall

Released: 1958
Origin: US
Length: 116

Kirk Douglas (pictured) battles for the throne of Northumbria with Tony Curtis, who seems to have arrived via Brooklyn.
Reviewed by Chris Tookey

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Hollywood's idea of a Norse saga is action-packed, violent and brutal - terrific entertainment on an epic scale. Not one for the historians or the over-sensitive; but small boys of all ages will adore this. A big hit in 1958, it still turns up opn TV quite often and is worth a look. Jack Cardiff’s cinematography is outstanding, and makes excellent use of real locations.

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