'The Viking': A film review in the â€˜Camperdown Chronicleâ€™
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A film review in the â€˜Camperdown Chronicleâ€™ on August 24, 1929 for â€˜The Vikingâ€™. The review is featured in the â€˜Camperdown Theatre: Tonightâ€™s Picturesâ€™ section on page 5. Unlike other reviews of the film, this one focuses on the main actors (for example, â€™Pauline Starke dyed her Titian hair to appearâ€™) and characters (Leif Eriksson and Helga, Erik the Red, his wife Thorhild) rather than the ships and costumes. Erik the Red is described as â€˜the pagan ruler of Greenlandâ€™, while the supporting cast who play â€˜the Viking types of Norsemenâ€™ manage to create â€˜an appearance as of a lost tribe brought back to lifeâ€™. This is one of many reviews (some of the others can also be found on the â€˜Medievalism on the Pageâ€™ section of this website â€“ see Viking Memories and The Viking) which appeared in newspapers around Australia for what was evidently a very popular film.
The National Library of Australia
The Camperdown Chronicle
24 August 1929
Camperdown Chronicle, National Library of Australia
Newspaper Article; PDF