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

35mm film, black and white, 1.85:1
mono, English

An American fantasy film directed by Roger Corman.

Plot Summary

A group of Viking women set off across the ocean in search of their missing menfolk who have been captured by a tribe of barbarians. Along the way, They battle a giant sea serpent.


* = uncredited

Directed by: Roger Corman
© MCMLVII [1957] Malibu Productions
American International Pictures [logo]. An American International picture
Executive Producers: James H. Nicholson and Samuel Z. Arkoff
Produced by: Roger Corman
Screenplay by: Lawrence Louis Goldman
From a Story by: Irving Block
Director of Photography: Monroe P. Askins
Film Editor: Ronald Sinclair
Music by: Albert Glasser
Sound: Herman Lewis
Wardrobe: Gwen Fitzer
Makeup: Harry Ross
Special Photographic Effects by: Jack Rabin, Louis DeWitt, Irving Block
Art Director: Bob Kinoshita
Locations: Bronson Canyon, Griffith Park, Los Angeles, California, USA *; Iverson Ranch, Chatsworth, Los Angeles, California, USA *; Malibu, California, USA *; Santa Monica, California, USA *
Studio: ZIV Studios, Santa Monica, California, USA *

Abby Dalton (Desir)
Susan Cabot (Enger)
Brad Jackson (Vedric)
June Kenney (Asmild)
Richard Devon (King Stark)
Betsy Jones-Moreland (Thyra)
Jonathan Haze (Ottar)
Jay Sayer (Senya)
Lynn Bernay (Dagda)
Sally Todd (Sanda)
Gary Conway (Jarl)
Mike Forrest (Zarko)
Wilda Taylor (Grimolt woman dancer)

Alternative Titles

Le donne vichinghe e il dio serpente – Italian title
La leggenda vichinga – Italian title
La leyenda de las vikingas y su viaje a las aguas del gran dios serpiente – Venezuelan title
The Saga of the Viking
Undersea Monster
Viking Women
– UK title
The Viking Women and Serpent



  • Classic Images no.282 (December 1998) – interview with Michael Forest (Michael Forest – An Interview by Tom Weaver)
  • Fangoria no.52 (1986) – illustrated interview with Susan Cabot (Wasps! ! Sea Serpents! by Tom Weaver)
  • Fangoria no.76 (August 1988) pp.14-19 – illustrated interview with Richard Devon (I Survived Roger Corman by Tom Weaver)
  • Fangoria no.126 (September 1993) pp.13-18 – illustrated interview with Betsy Jones-Moreland (The Saga of the Corman Actress by Tom Weaver)
  • Fangoria no.128 p.39 – review


  • American International Pictures: A Comprehensive Filmography by Rob Craig pp.391-392
  • American International Pictures: A Filmography by Robert L. Ottoson p.26 – credits, synopsis, review
  • Faster and Furiouser: The Revised and Fattened Fable of American International Pictures by Mark Thomas McGee pp.126-133, 236; 321
  • by Walt Lee p.412 – credits
  • Rock ‘n' Roll Monsters: The American International Story by Bruce G. Hallenbeck p.289