The Vikings

Synopsis: Einar and Eric are two Viking half-brothers. The former is a great warrior whilst the other is an ex-slave, but neither knows the true identity of the other. When the throne of Northumbria in Britain becomes free for the taking, the two brothers compete against one another for the prize, but they have very different motives - both involving the princess Morgana, however.
Genre: Action, Adventure
Director(s): Richard Fleischer
Production: MGM Home Entertainment
  2 wins & 1 nomination.
Rotten Tomatoes:
116 min

of the sword Requiter

tied about him.

Your Majesty, is it wise...

to speak of things

so long in the past?

I hope soon to silence

these wagging tongues.

This beautiful child...

will present me with

an heir to the throne.

And this marriage...

will combine the strength

of Wales and Northumbria...

and protect our people...

from the depredation

of the Vikings.

That is not enough!

I must also expose

a traitor in our midst.

Surely there are no traitors

in this hall, sire.

Cousin Egbert,

why have your lands...

never been attacked

by the Vikings?

What do you mean, sire?

Neither your lands...

nor the lands of

your fellow conspirators...

have ever suffered

any real harm.

For years,

you have schemed against me!

I'll not be made a scapegoat...

for your failure

to stop the Viking raids!

You have conspired

with the foes of England...

to unseat me

from my throne!

-What foes?

-The Vikings!

Take him out!

Lies will not sustain a tyrant!

Use skill. It must appear

as if he took his own life.

He's gone, sire!

Hunt him down!

Bring me his head!

Hail, Ragnar.

You're late. We've been

waiting half the night.

I nearly

didn't get here at all.

Aella knows of our meetings.

I barely escaped with my life.

Take me with you!

He is no more use to us.

Send him back.

That's no way to reward a man

who's guided our raids.

No, we'll find

good use for him.

Come aboard.

Make sail for Long Sound.

Make sail for Long Sound!


Come on.

Hail, Ragnar! Hail, Ragnar!

Hail, Ragnar!

Hail, Einar!

I drink to your safe return

in English ale!

I wish that

it were English blood.

Hold your mouth!

This is an Englishman.


Lord Egbert. An ally.

Then drink to

my father's return, Englishman!

Do you want the English

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Calder Willingham

Calder Baynard Willingham, Jr. (December 23, 1922 – February 19, 1995) was an American novelist and screenwriter. Before the age of thirty, after just three novels and a collection of short stories, The New Yorker was already describing Willingham as having “fathered modern black comedy,” his signature a dry, straight-faced humor, made funnier by its concealed comic intent. His work matured over six more novels, including Eternal Fire (1963), which Newsweek said “deserves a place among the dozen or so novels that must be mentioned if one is to speak of greatness in American fiction.” He had a significant career in cinema, too, with screenplay credits that include Paths of Glory (1957), The Graduate (1967) and Little Big Man (1970). more…

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