1966 The Viking Queen

The Viking Queen - 1966

A Seven Arts-Hammer Film production presented by Associated British Pathe Limited and released through Wamer-Pathe Distributors Limited (UK) and Twentieth Century-Fox (USA) 

Copyright MCMlXVl  Hammer Film Productions Ltd, - All rights reserved

MPAA Approved Certificate 

The characters and incidents portrayed and the names used herein are fictitious, and any ,similarity to the name, character, or history of any person is entirely accidental and unintentional 

RCA Sound System 

Filmed at Ardmore Studios Ireland, and on location in County Wicklow, Ireland

Technicolor 91 mins


Roman Britain. Opening title:- "This was a land where druid priests held sway over peoples minds and prophesied that one day a woman would wear armour and wield a sword against the Romans. A woman who would be called - The Viking Queen".
 On his deathbed, old King Priam names his daughter, Salina, as his successor. She is a peace-loving young woman who tries to keep all sides - Druids and Romans alike - happy, at the same time falling in love with the Roman commander Justinian. But, circumstances soon dictate that she must take sides against the man she loves.

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Production Designer George Provis
Supervising Editor James Needs
Production Manager Rene Dupont
Editor Peter Boita
Assistant Director Dennis Bertera
Sound Editor Stan Smith
Sound Mixers H.L. Bird and Bob Jones
Continuity Ann Skinner
Make-up Supervisor Charles Parker
Hair Stylist Bobbie Smith
Wardrobe Supervisor Hilda Geerdts
Wardrobe Master Jack Gallagher
Costume Designer John Furniss
Master of Horse Frank Hayden
Production Liaison Lieut. Colonel William O'Kelly
Special Effects Allan Bryce
Second Unit Director Jack Causey
Second Unit Cameraman John Harris
Camera Operator David Harcourt
Photographed by Stephen Dade, BSc
Screenplay by Clarke Reynolds
From an original story by John Temple-Smith
Music Composed by Gary Hughes
Musical Supervisor Philip Martell
Produced by John Temple-Smith
Directed by Don Chaffey


Justinian Don Murray
Salina (introducing) Carita
Maelgan Donald Houston
Octavian Andrew Keir
Tristram Patrick Troughton
Beatrice Adrienne Corri
Tiberian Niall MacGinnis
King Priam Wilfred Lawson
Talia Nicola Pagett
Catus Percy Herbert
Fergus Sean Caffrey
Osiris Denis Shaw
Merchant Philip O'Flynn
Nigel Brenden Matthews
Fabian Gerald Alexander
Benedict Patrick Gardner
Dalan (Maelgan's son) Paul Murray
Old Man at Tax Enquiry Arthur O'Sullivan
Shopkeeper at Protest Gathering Cecil Sheridan
Shopkeeper's Wife Anna Mannahan
Nubian Girl-Slave Nita Lorraine


American star Don Murray's credits include "Bus Stop" (1956), for which he received an Oscar nomination, Fred Zinnemann's "A Hatfull of Rain" (1957), Bachelor Party (1957) and Otto Preminger's "Advise and Consent" (1962). 
New find Carita did not enjoy the same success as Ursula Andress and Raquel Welch and appears to have vanished without trace after this film.

Details were complied viewing the actual film. 
Source of viewing copy - The Hammer Graveyard Collection