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Island At The Top Of The World (1974)

March 3rd, 2009 by Anne Richardson · No Comments · 1970's, Oregon film, Oregon film old definition, Oregon location (cameo)

Right on the heels of mega-turkey Lost Horizon comes this overproduced, lovingly hand composited Disney fantasy about Victorian explorers who discover a lost tribe of Vikings hidden in a warm green paradise at the North Pole. Partially shot in Redmond, Oregon, this film is barely watchable for people who like story, and endlessly fascinating for people who like to see special effects and Vikings.

No expense was spared. Norwegian actors (ie real Vikings) were flown here to play the lost tribe.

Here’s the villain:

Here’s the girl:

Here’s the real hero:

I can’t recommend Island At The Top of the World, but I can claim it as an Oregon film, on the basis of the location shooting.

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