The 7th Voyage of Sinbad (1958)

USA, 1958
88m
35mm film, “in Dynamation the new miracle of the screen”, Technicolor, 1.37:1
mono, English

An American fantasy film directed by Nathan Juran with special effects by Ray Harryhausen. Production started on 12 August 1957.

Plot Summary

Sinbad and his crew arrive on the island of Colossa and escape a Cyclops with the help of magician Sokurah and his magic lamp in which he keeps a helpful demon. But when the lamp is lost, The manipulative Sokurah shrinks Princess Parisa and tricks Sinbad into taking him back to Colossa to find it.

Credits

Crew
Directed by: Nathan Juran
Copyright MCMLVIII [1958] by Columbia Pictures Incorporated
A Morningside production
Produced by: Charles H. Schneer
Associate Producer: Ray Harryhausen [uncredited]
Written by: Ken Kolb
Story: Ray Harryhausen [uncredited]
Director of Photography: Wilkie Cooper
Film Editors: Edwin H. Bryant, Jerome Thoms
Music Composed by: Bernard Herrmann
Recording Supervisor: John P. Livadary
Special Visual Effects Created by: Ray Harryhausen
Art Director: Gil Parrondo
Locations: Caves of Arta, Mallorca, Balearic Islands, Spain; Sa Conca Beach, S’Agaró, Castell-Paltja d’Aro, Girona, Cataluña, Spain; Torrent de Parais, Mallorca, Balearic Islands, Spain

Cast
Kerwin Mathews (Sinbad)
Kathryn Grant (Princess Parisa)
Richard Eyer (Baronni the genie)
Torin Thatcher (Sokurah the magician)
Alec Mango (Caliph)
Danny Green (Karim)
Harold Kasket (Sultan)
Alfred Brown (Harufa)
Nana DeHerrera (Sadi)
Nino Falanga (gaunt sailor)
Luis Guedes (crewman)
Virgilio Teixeira (Ali)

Alternative Titles

Il 7° viaggio di Sinbad – Italy
Le Septième voyage de Sinbad – France
Simbad e a Princesa – Brazil
Sinbads 7. rejse – Denmark
Sinbads tusen äventyr – Sweden
Sindbadin uudet seikkailut – Finland
Sindbads 7. Reise – Austria, West Germany
Sindbads siebente Reise – West Germany

Extracts included in
Attack of the 50 Foot Monster Mania (1999)
Le Complexe de Frankenstein (2015)
The Harryhausen Chronicles (1998)
Radio Flyer (1992)

References

Periodicals

  • Classic Images no.251 (May 1996) pp.30-31 – illustrated interview (Richard Eyer: interview with the invisible boy by Paul Parla)
  • The Daily Cinema no.8098 (31 December 1958) p.5
  • Empire no.190 (April 2005) p.112 – note (My First Movie: Primal Scream: Directors on their first film-going experience by John Landis)
  • Empire no.203 (May 2006) pp.124-128 – illustrated article (Attack of the killer B’s!)
  • The Film Daily vol.114 no.101 (25 November 1958) p.6
  • Film Review no.623 (October 2002) p.48-53 – illustrated article (The fantastic voyages of Sinbad by Robert Sellers)
  • Film Score Monthly vol.3 no.10 (December 1998) p.42 – article (Let’s do it again, shall we? by Jeff Bond)
  • Films in Review vol.46 no.5/6 (July/August 1995) pp.12-17 – illustrated article (Horror specials on laserdisc by John Frumkes)
  • The Hollywood Reporter vol.152 no.34 (25 November 1958) p.3
  • Legend no.27 (1998) p.40 – soundtrack review (CD Reviews by Lyn Williams)
  • Monthly Film Bulletin vol.26 no.301 (February 1959) p.21
  • Motion Picture Herald vol.213 no.9 (29 November 1958) p.68
  • Music from the Movies no.22 (Winter 1999) p.22 – illustrated article (Film music review by Paul Place)
  • Shivers no.78 (June 2000) p.42 – illustrated video review (Video reviews by Stephen Foster)
  • Sight & Sound vol.27 no.10 (October 2017) p.87 – blu-ray review (by Kim Newman)
  • Starlog no.312 (July 2003) pp.35-41 – interview with Ken Kolb (Sailing with Sinbad by Tom Weaver)
  • Variety 26 November 1958 p.6

Books

  • 500 Essential Cult Movies: The Ultimate Guide by Jennifer Eiss with J.P. Rutter and Steve White p.114 – illustrated credits, synopsis, review
  • The Armchair Odeon: The Collector’s Guide to the Movies by Denis Gifford pp.31-32
  • Bernard Herrmann, Hollywood’s Music-dramatist by Edward Johnson pp.35
  • The Columbia Checklist: The Feature Films, Cartoons, Serials and Short Subjects of Columbia Pictures, 1922-1988 by Len D. Martin p.303 – credits
  • Columbia Pictures Horror, Science Fiction and Fantasy Films,1928-1982 by Michael R. Pitts pp.207-209 – illustrated credits, article
  • A Heart at Fire’s Centre: The Life and Music of Bernard Herrmann by Steven C. Smith pp.223-225, 249, 255, 260
  • Lexikon des phantatischen Films 2 by Rolf Giesen pp.201-208 – credits, article
  • Earth vs the Sci-fi Filmmakers: Twenty Interviews by Tom Weaver pp.238-259 – illustrated interview with Ken Kolb
  • Science Fiction, Fantasy, and Horror Film Sequels, Series, and Remakes: An Illustrated Filmography, with Plot Synopses and Critical Commentary by Kim R. Holston and Tom Winchester p.429-431 – illustrated credits, article
  • The Stop-motion Filmography by Neil Pettigrew pp.612-628 – illustrated credits, article