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Director  Don Chaffey
Production  Hammer Film Productions
Duration  
Language  English
5/10 IMDb

Genre  Adventure
Cinematography  Stephen Dade
Country  UK
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Release date  25 March 1967
Writer  Clarke Reynolds (screenplay), John Temple-Smith (from an original story by)
Genres  Action Film, Adventure Film, Sword and Sandal film, Costume drama, Historical fiction
Cast  Don Murray (Justinian), Donald Houston (Maelgan), Carita (Salina), Andrew Keir (Octavian), Adrienne Corri (Beatrice), Niall MacGinnis (Tiberian)
Similar movies  Asterix and the Big Fight, Asterix the Gaul, Asterix vs. Caesar, Asterix at the Olympic Games, Asterix and the Vikings, The Twelve Tasks of Asterix
Tagline  Millions followed her in battle . . . but no man could conquer the Viking Queen

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The Viking Queen is a 1967 Hammer adventure film set in Roman Britain.

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Plot summary

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According to her father's wishes, Queen Salina agrees to share the rule of Icena with Justinian, a Roman. This decision angers both the bloodthirsty Druids and Romans less just than Justinian. As the two rulers fall in love, the Druids and the Romans begin to plot their downfall. It's not long before the hills of Britain are stained with the lovers blood.

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The title of the film caused much confusion, because there are no Norse Vikings in the movie. However, another meaning of the word "viking" is that of a raider or plunderer, of which there are many such characters in this film.

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The plot combines elements of life of the historic queen Boudica (featuring the Iceni tribe, combat chariots) with elements seemingly drawn from Vincenzo Bellini's opera Norma, though that is set in Gaul.

Cast

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  • Don Murray as Justinian
  • Carita as Salina
  • Donald Houston as Maelgan
  • Andrew Keir as Octavian
  • Adrienne Corri as Beatrice
  • Niall MacGinnis as Tiberian
  • Wilfrid Lawson as King Priam
  • Nicola Pagett as Talia
  • Percy Herbert as Catus
  • Patrick Troughton as Tristram
  • Production

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    The film was budgeted at ₤350,000 and went over budget by ₤61,000.

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    During filming in Ireland, Patrick Troughton, who was playing the part of Tristram, was offered the role of the Second Doctor in Doctor Who. Eventually, he accepted.

    Reception

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    The Viking Queen was given mixed reviews on its original release while it performed poorly at the box office.

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    For a much later television screening, David Parkinson in the Radio Times thought the film used "a story that would struggle to get a pass grade in GCSE English."; while in TV Guide a reviewer wrote that it is "an interesting, well-photographed attempt to depict the land of the blue-painted troglodytes...The costumes reveal more flesh than might have been wise in the cold, damp climate of the Irish mountains where location scenes were shot."


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    References

    The Viking Queen Wikipedia
    The Viking Queen IMDb The Viking Queen themoviedb.org