The film was starred by, among others, Charlton Heston, Richard Boone and Rosemary Forsyth.
The action takes place in the middle of the 11th century. A small village on the Normandy coast is attacked by the Frisians, a people whose customs were very similar to those of the Vikings.
To reestablish authority, a gentleman, known as Chrysagon, was sent to the site. He arrives in the village with the company of his squire and his brother, a troubled character named Draco.