Director: Mario Bava
Starring: Cameron Mitchell, Fausto Tozzi, Giacomo Rossi-Stuart, Luciano Pollentin, Amedeo Trilli, Renato Terra, Sergio Cortona, Elissa Pichelli
More info: IMDb
Plot: A mysterious knife-throwing viking warrior protects a young peasant woman and her young son from the clutches of a evil regent bent on claiming the title of king and the woman for himself.
My rating: 6.5/10
Will I watch it again? Nah.
#8 from SWORD & SANDAL TRAILERS VOL. 1. (part of the TRAILER TRASH PROJECT)
For some reason the viking setting feels very much like a Spaghetti Western (Marcello Gimbini's Spag-esque score helps). Regardless, it's a pretty decent sword & sandal action adventure. Mitchell does fine as the avenger. He's a bit eager with the knives like they were his six-shooters. It's a good looking picture, not a smart one, but then it fills the necessary requirements of a good Saturday matinee adventure movie. There are a few scenes of action but it does move a little slow from time to time. Fans of S&S movies will probably dig it. The only extra on the DVD is a B&W trailer but the widescreen transfer & English dub is a treat for Euro adventures from the 60s.