Episode 26

The Vikings (1958)


February 11th, 2022

2 hrs 2 mins 32 secs

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About this Episode

Filmed in the fjords of Norway and on the coast of France (standing in for Northumbria), this epic tale set in the ninth century immortalized a singular moment in time. The first film depiction of Viking culture since the Nazis had claimed Norse lore for themselves, the story is based as much in myth and legend as it is in history (like most of what we know about Vikings).

Famously the film set that brought Janet Lee and Tony Curtis together so they could bless the world with Jaime Lee Curtis, the casting is phenomenal, although the film gets a bit rapey (viewer discretion advised).

So put on your best pair of swashbuckling sandals, grab your probably not completely period-appropriate sword, and start rowing!

Join the Danger Close team as we set the record straight on this classic of the silver age of cinema!

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