The Viking (1929)

Melodrama | 2 November 1929

Director:

Roy William Neill

Writer:

Jack Cunningham

Producer:

Herbert T. Kalmus

Cinematographer:

George Cave

Editor:

Aubrey Scotto

Production Company:

Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Corp.
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HISTORY

According to a directory chart in the 11 Aug 1928 Exhibitors Herald and Moving Picture World, production began 18 Jul 1928 on Lief, the Lucky, starring House Peters, LeRoy Mason, and Pauline Starke. However, Peters was replaced by Donald Crisp, and the title was changed to The Viking. ... More Less

According to a directory chart in the 11 Aug 1928 Exhibitors Herald and Moving Picture World, production began 18 Jul 1928 on Lief, the Lucky, starring House Peters, LeRoy Mason, and Pauline Starke. However, Peters was replaced by Donald Crisp, and the title was changed to The Viking. More Less

SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
Exhibitors Herald and Moving Picture World
11 Aug 1928
p. 77.
Film Daily
2 Dec 1928.
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New York Times
29 Nov 1928
p. 32.
Variety
5 Dec 1928
p. 12.
CAST
PRODUCTION CREDITS
NAME
PARENT COMPANY
PRODUCTION TEXT
A Technicolor Production
NAME
CREDITED AS
CREDIT
DIRECTOR
PRODUCERS
Manager of Production
WRITERS
PHOTOGRAPHY
Photog
ART DIRECTORS
Supervising Art Director
Associate Artist
Associate Artist
Associate Artist
Settings
FILM EDITOR
Film ed
COLOR PERSONNEL
Color Art Director
SOURCES
LITERARY
Based on the novel The Thrall of Leif the Lucky
a Story of Viking Days by Ottilia Adelina Liljencrantz (Chicago, 1902).
DETAILS
Alternate Title:
Lief, the Lucky
Release Date:
2 November 1929
Production Date:
began 18 July 1928
Copyright Claimant:
Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Distributing Corp.
Copyright Date:
29 July 1929
Copyright Number:
LP553
Physical Properties:
Silent with sound sequences
Mus score and sd eff by Movietone
Color
Technicolor
Length(in feet):
8,394
Length(in reels):
9
Country:
United States
Language:
English
Passed by NBR:
Yes
SYNOPSIS

Leif Ericsson and his merry crew sail from Norway to what later came to be known as Rhode Island along a stream of wild adventures. Helga is the beauty of the group and attracts her share of constant admirers. An incident of attempted mutiny, several battle scenes, and Ericsson's climactic conversion to Christianity all contribute action to this "historic" ... +


Leif Ericsson and his merry crew sail from Norway to what later came to be known as Rhode Island along a stream of wild adventures. Helga is the beauty of the group and attracts her share of constant admirers. An incident of attempted mutiny, several battle scenes, and Ericsson's climactic conversion to Christianity all contribute action to this "historic" tale. +

GENRE
Genre:
Sub-genre:
Historical


Subject

Legend
Viewed by AFI
Partially Viewed
Offscreen Credit
Name Occurs Before Title
AFI Life Achievement Award

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