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Hello,
When I was a kid in the late 60s, I saw a 'swords and sandals' movie that featured a HUGE curved razor that the bad tribe used to execute prisoners. I remember a scene where the evil ruler chose one of his soldiers to demonstrate it's use for the hero- and the soldier had to show his bravery by sliding belly-forward on the big S shaped razor.

Any idea what this movie might be? I assume it was made late 50s to maybe 1968 at the latest.

Thanks,
D.

Answer
Hello, Danny!  Great question!  That movie is "The Long Ships."  You can find it on Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000095WW6/ref=as_li_ss_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&cr

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Movies, especially classic movies, current movies, family movies, and movies for families.

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I am the movie critic for Beliefnet and radio stations across the country. I have written about movies for USA Today, the Chicago Tribune, the Chicago Sun Times, Parents, Family Fun, Child, Slate, and Daughters. I am the weekly movie critic for radio stations across the US and in Canada and write weekly parental advisories for the Chicago Sun-Times and the Kansas City Star. I have appeared on Fox Morning News, the ABC Evening News, CBS This Morning, and NPR, and been profiled in the NY Times, Washingtonian, Chicago Magazine, and the Chicago Tribune. My book, The Movie Mom's Guide to Family Movies, was published by Avon in April 1999 and is now in its second edition. I can answer questions about movies for special interests, especially family concerns, handling questions from kids like "What do I do when he says everyone else has seen it?" to "My daughter got nightmares from a movie --how can I help her?" or "Why does my child want to see the DVD over and over?" to "What's the deal with Pokemon?" I am pretty good with trivia questions about movies, too, not as good with made-for-TV movies or miniseries. And I don't know much about horror/slasher films, sorry.

Organizations
Broadcast, Online, and Washington DC film critics associations

Publications
The Movie Mom's Guide to Family Movies, Chicago Tribune, Chicago Sun-Times, USA Today, The Practical Guide to Practically Everything

Education/Credentials
film critic for high school and college papers before becoming a professional movie critic

Awards and Honors
Roger Ebert's "Thumbs Up" award, presenter at Ebertfest and the Tallgrass Film Festival, member of the Online, DC, Broadcast and women's film critic/writer associations.

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