CreatorMetro Goldwyn Mayer ; directed by Richard Fleischer ; produced by Jerry Bresler ; screenplay by Calder Willingham ; adaptation by Dale Wasserman ; a Kirk Douglas production ; a United Artists release ; Brynaprod S.A
It is the Middle Ages, and nothing is more feared in England than Viking warriors. In one of many raids, Viking leader Ragnar kills the English king and forces himself on the Queen. With the King dead, his brother takes the thrown but unknown to anyone but a trusted servant, the Queen is now with child. In order to protect the boy, he is sent away to be raised in safety away from the new King. Twenty years later, the Vikings under are still raiding England and they now have an Englishman, Egbert, making maps of the English coast for them. Ragnar has a son, Einar, a lusty warrior who takes what he wants when he wants it. They also have a slave, Eric, taken prisoner as an infant. Egbert realizes from a necklace Eric wears that he is the son of the Queen and is Einar's half-brother. When they kidnap Morgana, a Welsh beauty and the English King's betrothed, the stage is set for an inevitable clash between the half-brothers and with the reigning English King.
Main title/Bad omen -- Bride, tyrant, traitor -- No finer son -- Viking justice -- Odin's daughters answer -- Stealing a Princess -- Einar's homecoming -- Like father, like son -- The escape -- Flesh and souls -- Honor among Vikings -- Avenging Ragnar -- The Vikings are coming! -- The battle -- Brothers in arms -- End credits
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