The Saga of the Viking Women and Their Voyage to the Waters of the Great Sea Serpent

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The Saga of the Viking Women and Their Voyage to the Waters of the Great Sea Serpent
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Directed by Roger Corman
Produced by Roger Corman (executive)
James H. Nicholson
Samuel Z. Arkoff
Written by Lawrence L. Goldman
Story by Irving Block
Starring Abby Dalton
Susan Cabot
Music by Albert Glasser
Cinematography Monroe P. Askins
Edited by Ronald Sinclair
Distributed by American International Pictures
Release date
  • December 1957 (1957-12)
Running time
71 min.
Country United States
Language English
Budget $65,000 (estimated)

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)[1] is a 1957 film directed by Roger Corman. It starred Abby Dalton, Susan Cabot and June Kenney.[2]

Plot[edit]

Some Viking women go looking for their missing men.

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Production[edit]

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.[3] 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.[3]

Release[edit]

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.[4] 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.[5]

Reception[edit]

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".[6]

TV Guide called it "one of the strangest films to emerge from the fertile imagination of Roger Corman".[7]

In popular culture[edit]

The Saga of the Viking Women and Their Voyage to the Waters of the Great Sea Serpent was later featured in an episode of Mystery Science Theater 3000.[8]

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