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Thursday, January 10, 2013

The Long Ships (1964)

  • Richard Widmark
  • Sidney Poitier
  • Russ Tamblyn
There is a legend about a great bell, called "The Mother of Voices," made of pure gold, three times the size of a man, made by monks many years ago... This is the story told in the marketplace by a Viking called Rolfe. This information finds its way to the Islamic ruler Aly Manush, who is obsessed with finding the bell. But Rolfe claims not to know where the bell is, and escapes, back to his homeland, to convince his father and brother to give him a ship and crew to replace the one he lost - or to help him steal the Death Ship which belongs to the king - because he does know where the bell is...


Anonymous said...

SOME ASPECTS OF THIS MOVIE IS ABOUT THE MOORS which Sidney Piotier plays here. The Moors were African Kings that ruled from 711-1491 AD in Europe [especially Spain] and brought /civilized Europe out of the Dark ages.Peace!!

anthony cofield said...

That's true. A great documentary is HIDDEN COLORS. If that could be posted, great knowlege in that. PEACE, YA DIG?

SelfScience said...

Indeed it deserve to be on here. I will need to let some time pass before I can put it up here. Know what I mean?