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The Saga of the Viking Women and Their Voyage to the Waters of the Great Sea Serpent (1957)

Not Rated | | Action, Adventure, Fantasy | December 1957 (USA)
A group of lonely Viking women build a ship and set off across the sea to locate their missing menfolk, only to fall into the clutches of the barbarians that also hold their men captive. ... See full summary »

Director:

Roger Corman

Writers:

Lawrence L. Goldman (screenplay) (as Lawrence Louis Goldman), Irving Block (from a story by)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Abby Dalton ... Desir
Susan Cabot ... Enger
Bradford Jackson Bradford Jackson ... Vedric (as Brad Jackson)
June Kenney ... Asmild
Richard Devon ... Stark
Betsy Jones-Moreland Betsy Jones-Moreland ... Thyra
Jonathan Haze ... Ottar
Jay Sayer Jay Sayer ... Senya
Lynette Bernay Lynette Bernay ... Dagda (as Lynn Bernay)
Sally Todd Sally Todd ... Sanda
Gary Conway ... Jarl
Michael Forest ... Zarko (as Mike Forrest)
Wilda Taylor ... Grimolt Dancer
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Storyline

A group of lonely Viking women build a ship and set off across the sea to locate their missing menfolk, only to fall into the clutches of the barbarians that also hold their men captive. There is a cameo appearance by the sea serpent. Written by Steven Otte <flagator@gate.net>

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Fabulous! Spectacular! Terrifying! The raw courage of women without men lost in a fantastic Hell-on-Earth ! See more »


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

December 1957 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Viking Women See more »

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Budget:

$65,000 (estimated)
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Production Co:

Malibu Productions See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Susan Cabot recalled an incident that happened during the scene where the Viking women first set out in the boat to look for their men. She said that there were 11 women in the "Viking ship", which was being towed out to sea by a boat that was out of camera range. When the scene was over and the towing boat was supposed to stop, they discovered that the man piloting the tow boat had fallen asleep, and no matter how loudly they yelled at him to wake up, the sounds of the ocean drowned them out. The bottom of the "Viking ship" began to fill up with water, and out of the 11 women on the sip, only Cabot and Abby Dalton could swim. They finally caught the attention of two passing surfers, who took a couple of the girls and headed to shore, but by the time the rest of the girls and the boat reached land, which was the base of a cliff jutting out into the ocean, the tide was beginning to rise and the sand at the base of the cliff was quickly being covered over by water. The girls had to climb up the face of this cliff, with the water slowly rising after them, until they got to the top of it. There they ran into some film-crew members who had been searching for them, and they took the girls back to the set on buses. See more »

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When the Viking women are running along the beach, one of them is wearing sunglasses. See more »

Quotes

Ottar: [to Stark] Get your filthy hands off her, you big slobbering dog!
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Corman's historical epic....?
14 July 2000 | by Wilbur-10See all my reviews

A Corman cheapie which follows the fortunes of a tribe of Viking women, as they set sail to find their menfolk who have not returned from an earlier voyage.

Women are all statuesque blondes, apart from the evil one who, in the best film-noir tradition, is brunette.

After setting sail in the flimsiest longship imaginable ( a 20 ft canoe ), the women are pulled into a vortex and terrorised by a giant sea-serpent which causes them to be washed ashore in a strange land. Here they find there menfolk, who had followed a similar path and are now enslaved by a barbarian tribe, the Grimaults and forced to work down their mines.

The men are all bottle-blonde surf-dudes, and after some comings and goings the women manage to free their other halfs, and all manage to escape.

Any film with a title this tongue in cheek, particularly a Corman one, is difficult not to have some affection for. That said 'Viking Women....' is very poor in all departments, with script, performances, narrative all out of the bottom drawer. Not of the standard of other Corman films of the period, such as 'Day the World Ended' which despite limitations did have some recognisable strengths.


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