Saga Studios

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Saga Film A/S
IndustryFilm production
Founded1942; 81 years ago (1942)
FounderJohn Olsen
Defunct1976 (1976)

Saga Studio (or Saga Film A/S) was a film production company in Denmark founded by John Olsen. The company existed from 1942 to 1976.


Several years after Olsen co-founded ASA Film Studio with Lau Lauritzen Jr. and Henning Karmark, there was a falling out between the partners over financial issues. Olsen took his interests and opened Saga Studio as a separate company in 1942, which included a film studio, film rental business and the Saga Cinema,[1] becoming the fourth-largest film production company in Denmark; it was known for its comedy films.[2] Poul Bang, brother of Bang & Olufsen founder Peter Bang, worked as a production manager and director for the studio.[3]

More than 80 films were produced by the studio from 1942 through 1974.[4] Some of its most successful films were the popular comedies of Danish comedian Dirch Passer.[1]



  1. ^ a b Pedersen, Paw Kåre (2010). Unge Lau Bind,1 af Historien om filmmanden Lau Lauritzen junior og ASA Film (in Danish). BoD – Books on Demand. pp. multiple. ISBN 978-8776919771.
  2. ^ Sundholm, John; Møller, Birgir Thor; Thorsen, Isak; Andersson, Lars Gustaf; Hedling, Olof; Iversen, Gunnar (2012). Historical Dictionary of Scandinavian Cinema. Scarecrow Press. pp. 62–63. ISBN 978-0810878990.
  3. ^ "Galleri | Saga Studio" (in Danish). Retrieved 2021-06-30.
  4. ^ Lund, Jørn (1994). Den Store Danske Encyklopædi (in Danish). Danmarks Nationalleksikon. pp. (S) Saga Studio. ISBN 8777890019.

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