The Viking 1928

the viking

The film was based on the novel The Thrall of Leif the Lucky, itself based on Viking history, written by Ottilie A. Liljencrantz.

Yes, it’s true, an all color silent movie! The title refers to Leif Ericsson, who leaves Norway to search for new lands west of Greenland. On the way he vies for the love of Helga with his companion Egil and Alwin, an English slave. More conflict arises when he stops at the colony of his father (Eric the Red) in Greenland, for Leif has converted to Christianity, which his father hates. He also has to deal with the unrest of his crew, who fear falling off the edge of the Earth. Written by Robert Tonsing <>

Director: Roy William Neill
Producer: Herbert Kalmus
Screenplay: Jack Cunningham, Randolph Bartlett, Ottilie A. Liljencrantz
Music composed by: William Axt, Richard Wagner, Edvard Grieg

Stars: Donald Crisp, Pauline Starke, LeRoy Mason

Author: Old Boy

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