The Vikings

The Vikings (1958)

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Kirk Douglas and Tony Curtis battle each other at the end, but Douglas hesitates to strike upon discovering that Curtis is actually his half-brother, and gets killed by Curtis. He is given a traditional Viking funeral.

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