Entertainment Kirk Douglas: Brittany remembers the shooting of the Vikings ... and a cocktail imagined for the occasion by the star

13:55  07 february  2020
13:55  07 february  2020 Source:   francetvinfo.fr

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The American actor spent several months in Brittany in 1957 for the shooting of the film "The Vikings" .

  Kirk Douglas : la Bretagne se souvient du tournage des Vikings... et d'un cocktail imaginé pour l'occasion par la star © Provided by Franceinfo

The Vikings by Richard Fleischer is one of the cult films of the American actor, who died on February 5 at the age of 103. Kirk Douglas, but also Tony Curtis and Janet Leigh shared the poster for this adventure film, which when it was released in 1958 was a great success at the box office around the world. Some scenes were filmed in Côtes-d'Armor, at Fort La latte . A filming which took place over 60 years ago, but which left lasting memories in the region.

Between the long months of preparation and the shooting, the film crews invested the fort for 6 months. Several scenes were filmed there, including the cult of the sword duel between Tony Curtis and Kirk Douglas on the heights of the Dungeon. Or the ram attack on the entrance to the fort. What give new renown to this castle built in the fourteenth century, which hosted the filming of twenty fictions. But none had an effect comparable to the passage of these Hollywood stars. "There was an explosion in the number of visitors to the site and it lasted for years" explains Thyphaine Joüon Des Longrais, the daughter of the owners of the château.

In Dinard, Kirk Douglas invented a cocktail

During filming, which lasted nearly two months, Kirk Douglas was housed at the Grand Hotel in Dinard. Here, his stay was immortalized by numerous photos, which can still be admired in the bar, called "Le 333", in homage to the actor. Because it was during his stay here that he imagined, with the chief barman of the time, a cocktail from his favorite alcohols. The "333" is made up of 3 ingredients: Gin, Cointreau and orange juice. Consume with moderation in memory of Kirk Douglas, a Hollywood star who has just passed away.

Kirk Douglas, the last great sacred monster in Hollywood, died at the age of 103 .
© Gabriel BOUYS / AFP The American actor Kirk Douglas, icon of the golden age of Hollywood, died on Wednesday at the age of 103. A world famous actor, he had notably played in Spartacus, The paths of glory, or 20,000 leagues under the sea. On social networks, tributes are raining. His dimple in his chin and his smirk were as legendary as his films.

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