The Saga of the Viking Women and Their Voyage to the Waters of the Great Sea Serpent
|The Saga of the Viking Women and Their Voyage to the Waters of the Great Sea Serpent|
|Directed by||Roger Corman|
|Produced by||Roger Corman (executive)
James H. Nicholson
Samuel Z. Arkoff
|Written by||Lawrence L. Goldman|
|Story by||Irving Block|
|Music by||Albert Glasser|
|Cinematography||Monroe P. Askins|
|Edited by||Ronald Sinclair|
|Distributed by||American International Pictures|
The Saga of the Viking Women and Their Voyage to the Waters of the Great Sea Serpent (also known as The Viking Women and the Sea Serpent) is a 1957 film directed by Roger Corman. It starred Abby Dalton, Susan Cabot and June Kenney.
Some Viking women go looking for their missing men.
- Abby Dalton as Desir
- Susan Cabot as Enger
- Brad Jackson as Vedric
- June Kenney as Asmild
- Richard Devon as Stark
- Betsy Jones-Moreland as Thyra
- Jonathan Haze as Ottar
- Jay Sayer as Senya
- Lynn Bernay as Dagda
- Sally Todd as Sanda
- Gary Conway as Jarl
- Mike Forrest as Zarko
- Wilda Taylor as Grimolt Dancer
Corman was inspired to make the film after being impressed by a presentation from special effects experts Irving Block and Jack Rabin. He later felt the budget was inadequate to execute what they wanted and said the film taught him an important lesson about not making big scale movies on a low budget. On the first day of filming, the actress Corman had cast in the lead, Kipp Hamilton, held out for more money, so he fired her and promoted second lead Abby Dalton instead.
The Saga of the Viking Women and Their Voyage to the Waters of the Great Sea Serpent was released in theaters in December 1957 by American International Pictures as a double feature with The Astounding She-Monster. The film was released on DVD by Lionsgate Home Entertainment on April 18, 2006, as part of a two-disc set, with Teenage Caveman as the first disc.
Dan Lester of Electric Sheep magazine wrote in his review: "This is a cheap looking film even by Roger Corman's standards. There is only one proper set, the Grimalts dining hall (probably left over from another film), with most of the action taking place in featureless outdoor such as woods and beaches".
In popular culture
- Harty 2006, p. 272.
- "The Saga of the Viking Women and Their Voyage to the Waters of the Great Sea Serpent". Turner Classic Movies. Atlanta: Turner Broadcasting System (Time Warner). Retrieved November 13, 2016.
- McGee 1995, pp. 127–129.
- Ebert 2002, p. 730.
- "Viking Women and the Sea Serpent/Teenage Caveman (Double Feature)". Lionsgate Home Entertainment. Santa Monica, California: Lionsgate. April 18, 2006. ASIN B000EHSVJ6. Retrieved November 13, 2016.
- Lester, Dan (April 30, 2014). "The Saga of the Viking Women and Their Voyage to the Waters of the Great Sea Serpent". Electric Sheep. London: Electric Sheep LLC. Retrieved May 5, 2017.
- "The Saga Of The Viking Women And Their Voyage To The Waters Of The Great Sea Serpent". TV Guide. New York City: NTVB Media (magazine) CBS Interactive (CBS Corporation)
(digital assets). Retrieved May 5, 2016.
- Roberts 2010, p. 304.
- Harty, Kevin J. (2006). The Reel Middle Ages: American, Western and Eastern European, Middle Eastern and Asian Films About Medieval Europe (2nd ed.). New York City: McFarland & Company. p. 272. ISBN 978-0786426577.
- McGee, Mark Thomas (1995). Faster and Furiouser: The Revised and Fattened Fable of American International Pictures. New York City: McFarland & Company. pp. 127–129. ISBN 978-0786401376.
- Ebert, Roger (2002). Roger Ebert's Movie Yearbook (2003 ed.). Kansas City, Missouri: Andrews McMeel Publishing. p. 730. ISBN 978-0740726910.
- Roberts, Jerry (2010). The Complete History of American Film Criticism. Solana Beach, California: Santa Monica Press. p. 304. ISBN 978-1595800497.