By the Gods!

 Richard Widmark and company prepare for battle in THE LONG SHIPS

It doesn't look like it's going to hold back anything. A Hollywood production imitating a PEPLUM production. It's a very boisterous movie.

2 comments:

Richard Svensson said...

Russ tamblyn certainly is a bundle of energy in this one. It's based on the rambunctious Swedish literary classic "Orm the Red", but doesn't follow the novel very closely (surprise, surprise). It's a pity, since the book is a crazy ride. One passage I liked is about two Vikings coming to a disagreement during a big feast. They both go outside, to, as they say "have a piss", but bring their swords. After a while one of them comes back in with a bleeding wound in his side. One guest asks "What about Sigtrygg's brother?" (the other man) and gets the reply "He's done pissing now."

orsh549 said...

This is a Fun Movie, and one of my many favorites.