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Movie for a Sunday afternoon: "The Vikings"(1958)
You Tube ^ | 1958 | Richard Fleischer

Posted on 11/10/2013 11:57:21 AM PST by ReformationFan



TOPICS: History; Music/Entertainment; TV/Movies; Travel
KEYWORDS: 1958; adventure; damselindistress; ernestborgnine; janetleigh; kirkdouglas; mfasa; norse; norsemen; richardfleischer; thevikings; vikings
The recent Thor and Loki movie provides the inspiration for today's mfasa pick. Kirk Douglas and Tony Curtis play warring brothers, Ernest Borgnine plays their viking leader patriarch while Janet Leigh(Mrs. Tony Curtis at the time) plays the beautiful damsel in distress both brothers love. A fun, classic adventure of the time period.
1 posted on 11/10/2013 11:57:21 AM PST by ReformationFan
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To: RansomOttawa

ping


2 posted on 11/10/2013 11:58:54 AM PST by ReformationFan
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To: Salamander

“I die laughing!” ping.


3 posted on 11/10/2013 12:09:50 PM PST by shibumi (Cover it with gas and set it on fire.)
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To: ReformationFan

I love the nose guards on their helmets. That is a cool poster.

We did watch The Viking series. It was one of the few we watched regularly. I wonder if it will continue. The opening credits was especially good. I wish that show and Lord of the Rings were still on.


4 posted on 11/10/2013 12:11:58 PM PST by lulu16 (May the Good Lord take a liking to you!)
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To: lulu16

Opps. I meant to say Game of Thrones. I am on book three.


5 posted on 11/10/2013 12:13:51 PM PST by lulu16 (May the Good Lord take a liking to you!)
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To: ReformationFan

Which actors played the roles of the Purple People Eaters?


6 posted on 11/10/2013 12:15:36 PM PST by dfwgator (Fire Muschamp.)
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To: Salamander
Well ... it's actually an "Odin!" ping.
7 posted on 11/10/2013 12:15:56 PM PST by shibumi (Cover it with gas and set it on fire.)
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To: shibumi

Too funny.


8 posted on 11/10/2013 12:16:52 PM PST by lulu16 (May the Good Lord take a liking to you!)
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To: ReformationFan

“Hark, Yonder lies da castle of my fader”.


9 posted on 11/10/2013 12:21:37 PM PST by Licensed-To-Carry (Hey Obama! It's all your fault now, you own it.)
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To: ReformationFan
Wench! Bring me my mead!


10 posted on 11/10/2013 12:22:53 PM PST by Rodamala
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To: lulu16

***We did watch The Viking series.**

I remember the one on TV from back around 1957-58. It was a takeoff on the Kirk Douglas-Tony Curtis movie.

Another good one is THE LONG SHIPS from around 1964.

Then there was that travesty THE NORSEMEN from 1978 with Lee Majors. A horrible film!


11 posted on 11/10/2013 12:25:14 PM PST by Ruy Dias de Bivar (Sometimes you need 7+ more ammo. LOTS MORE.)
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To: ReformationFan

This was posted a few months ago and I agree it is ‘fairly’ entertaining. Especially the scenes where the Viking rape the young girls.


12 posted on 11/10/2013 1:05:00 PM PST by IbJensen (Liberals are like Slinkies, good for nothing, but you smile as you push them down the stairs.)
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To: Ruy Dias de Bivar

The one with Richard Whitmark and Sidney Poitier was good, until the end, when the large golden bell fell into the ocean and.............floated.

That cracked me up, even as young boy.


13 posted on 11/10/2013 1:05:34 PM PST by PhiloBedo (You gotta roll with the punches and get with what's real.)
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To: ReformationFan
Seen it. Hard to take Kirk Douglas seriously as a Viking but it's a good popcorn movie. Easy way to blow a couple idle hours.
14 posted on 11/10/2013 1:20:21 PM PST by hinckley buzzard
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To: Rodamala
A Viking Kitteh cup!

I want one!
15 posted on 11/10/2013 1:29:55 PM PST by Nepeta
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To: ReformationFan

Ooooo...one of my favorite movies as a kid.


16 posted on 11/10/2013 1:46:54 PM PST by Conservative4Ever (A pox on the House of Apple and the ios7 horse they rode in on.)
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To: ReformationFan

The Vikings is a fun movie.

Hardly great cinema — but still head and shoulders above today’s “superhero” movies.


17 posted on 11/10/2013 1:52:09 PM PST by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
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To: hinckley buzzard

“Prepare a funeral for a Viking.”


18 posted on 11/10/2013 1:55:24 PM PST by Argus
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To: Conservative4Ever
Me too, though the viking funereal scene at the end disturbed me.

As an adult, though... Tony Curtis a viking?

19 posted on 11/10/2013 2:26:42 PM PST by skeeter
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To: BenLurkin

Indeed. I like Hollywood movies that are fun and don’t try to preach a leftist political agenda at us. That’s pretty much my main criteria for the flicks I pick.


20 posted on 11/10/2013 3:23:43 PM PST by ReformationFan
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To: skeeter

About as believable as Tony Curtis as a Greek slave in “Spartacus”. Still a fun film.


21 posted on 11/10/2013 3:24:53 PM PST by ReformationFan
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To: ReformationFan

Curtis and Douglas are not brothers in the movie. Curtis is a slave. Douglas it the son of the local Norse lord.


22 posted on 11/10/2013 3:30:34 PM PST by Hugin
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To: Ruy Dias de Bivar
One of my favorite movies about the Viking period...


23 posted on 11/10/2013 3:36:03 PM PST by Hugin
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To: Licensed-To-Carry

Supposedly that line was from “The Black Shield Of Falworth.” But debunkers say Curtis never uttered those words. I saw the flick as a kid about sixty years ago, and I can’t remember anything except Curtis running and jumping around with a sword.


24 posted on 11/10/2013 3:50:23 PM PST by driftless2
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To: Hugin

They’re half-brothers. Borgnine is their dad.


25 posted on 11/10/2013 3:54:18 PM PST by ReformationFan
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To: ReformationFan
SPOILER ALERT - the Vikings choke at the end and lose the Super Bowl.
26 posted on 11/10/2013 3:55:38 PM PST by Sideshow Bob
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To: ReformationFan

http://instantrimshot.com/classic/?sound=rimshot


27 posted on 11/10/2013 4:06:17 PM PST by ReformationFan
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To: skeeter
I know, I know...hard to believe Curtis as a Viking...but the movie was pretty authentic otherwise, the village set was researched and even the horses ridden by Douglas and borgnine were borrowed from a zoo as they were what the horses looked like at that time and place. I figured kudos to kirk Douglas for producing a film that strived for authenticity.
28 posted on 11/10/2013 4:28:27 PM PST by Conservative4Ever (A pox on the House of Apple and the ios7 horse they rode in on.)
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To: Hugin

Ummm...they were half brothers actually.


29 posted on 11/10/2013 4:30:40 PM PST by Conservative4Ever (A pox on the House of Apple and the ios7 horse they rode in on.)
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To: Hugin

One of my favorites also! Along with EL CID.


30 posted on 11/10/2013 4:48:31 PM PST by Ruy Dias de Bivar (Sometimes you need 7+ more ammo. LOTS MORE.)
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To: ReformationFan

Thanks for the ping!


31 posted on 11/10/2013 5:10:39 PM PST by RansomOttawa (tm)
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To: Nepeta
A Viking Kitteh cup!

I want one!

Randomly found that image online... went back just now and found the image is part of a series of one of a kind works of pottery...

Cracks me up!

http://www.reannagteine.com/Products/VikingKitty.html

32 posted on 11/10/2013 8:12:34 PM PST by Rodamala
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To: ReformationFan

Erik: “And you, Sven, aren’t you afraid of crossing the Rainbow Bridge to Asgaard?”

Sven the Berserk: “I will join my grandfather there!”

Thorfinn Skullsplitter: “He’s not in Valhalla! He died of old age.”

I like my Viking movies with a bit more John Cleese than the others;

Erik The Viking
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oTIaul8Qd_c


33 posted on 11/10/2013 8:27:11 PM PST by Hillarys Gate Cult (Liberals make unrealistic demands on reality and reality doesn't oblige them.)
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To: ReformationFan

This was a bad afternoon for movies - “the Last Picture Show” from 2 to 5 on COZI and the best of the best “Casablanca” from 4 to 6 on TCM - and in the middle of it all the lovely Michael and Irene say goodbye scene from “The Perfect Storm” on the TVGuide channel - now when am I going to get my leaves raked???....


34 posted on 11/10/2013 9:07:50 PM PST by Intolerant in NJ
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To: Intolerant in NJ

Last night, with over 200 channels on, and nothing to watch, i decided to pull out my DVD of ZULU. Saw ZULU DAWN last week.


35 posted on 11/11/2013 8:22:01 AM PST by Ruy Dias de Bivar (Sometimes you need 7+ more ammo. LOTS MORE.)
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To: Ruy Dias de Bivar

It’s either feast or famine....


36 posted on 11/11/2013 8:49:46 PM PST by Intolerant in NJ
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