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Knives of the Avenger (1966)

I coltelli del vendicatore (original title)
Not Rated | | Adventure | January 1968 (USA)
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.

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Cast

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Rurik / Helmut
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Hagen (as Frank Ross)
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King Arald (as Jack Stuart)
Luciano Pollentin ...
Moki (as Louis Polletin)
Amedeo Trilli ...
Viking King (as Michael Moore)
Renato Terra ...
Hagen's henchman
Sergio Cortona ...
Hagen's henchman
Elissa Pichelli ...
Karin (as Lisa Wagner)
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Storyline

After the apparent death of her husband King Arald, a viking peasant woman, named Karin, takes her son Moki into hiding from Aghen, King Arald's enemy. But a mysterous stranger, named Rurik, begins acting as Karin's guardian, which evetually leads to a brutal showdown between Rurik and Aghen. Written by Anonymous

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One man's burning ambition for total vengeance

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January 1968 (USA)  »

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Knives of the Avenger  »

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$75,000 (estimated)
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2.35 : 1
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Director Mario Bava was brought in to salvage the troubled production after the original director was fired. Bava wound up scrapping most of the footage that had already been shot, threw out the old script, and rewrote and reshot virtually the entire film in six days. See more »

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Referenced in When the Raven Flies (1984) See more »

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Kind of dull but not nearly as bad as I'd assumed
2 February 2015 | by (Bradenton, Florida) – See all my reviews

Cameron Mitchell stars in this Viking film that essentially is a traditional western plot but set in the Middle Ages. Mitchell plays the hero--a guy who comes to town and finds that a local baddie is tormenting folks. So, being a noble sort of guy, he comes to the aid of a woman and her son--not realizing that she is a queen living in hiding. While all this sounds pretty exciting, it really isn't. Despite Mitchell tossing knives about and acting manly, it's pretty dull. BUT, I really expected much worse. Considering the zillions of Samson/Hercules/Machiste Italian films (most of which were terrible), I assumed this dubbed film would be just horrible. Perhaps having the talented director Mario Bava (known for horror films) helped a bit. Still, it's far from a must-see film and is easy to skip or see if you've got nothing better to do.


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