The Long Ships Poster

Release Date: 1964

DVD Release Date: June 24th, 2003

Not Yet Rated|2 hr 5 min

Plot Summary
Moorish ruler El Mansuh (Sidney Poitier) is determined to locate a massive bell made of gold known as the "Mother of Voices." Viking explorer Rolfe (Richard Widmark) also becomes intent on finding the mythical treasure, and sails with his crew from Scandinavia to Africa to track it down. Reluctantly working together, El Mansuh and Rolfe, along with their men, embark on a quest for the prized object, but only one leader will be able to claim the bell as his own -- if it even exists at all.

Cast: Richard Widmark, Sidney Poitier, Rosanna Schiaffino, Russ Tamblyn, Oscar Homolka, Colin Blakely

Director: Jack Cardiff

Genres: Adventure

Keywords: Quest, Competition, Tense, Spirited, Engaging, Wife, Rivalry


Nominated British Costume Design: Colour
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1964)