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Gog (1954)

 -  Drama | Horror | Romance  -  June 1954 (USA)
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A security agent investigates sabotage and murder at a secret underground laboratory, home of two experimental robots.

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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Richard Egan ...
Dr. David Sheppard
Constance Dowling ...
Joanna Merritt
Herbert Marshall ...
Dr. Van Ness
...
Dr. Zeitman
Philip Van Zandt ...
Dr. Pierre Elzevir
Valerie Vernon ...
Mme. Elzevir
Stephen Roberts ...
Maj. Howard (as Steve Roberts)
Byron Kane ...
Dr. Carter
David Alpert ...
Dr. Peter Burden
Michael Fox ...
Dr. Hubertus
...
Engle
Marian Richman ...
Helen
Jean Dean ...
Marna Roberts (as Jeanne Dean)
Tom Daly ...
Senator
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Storyline

Scientists working on induced hibernation for space travel are killed, apparently by machines acting independently. Security agent Sheppard arrives at the secret underground space research base to investigate possible sabotage. He finds that the whole base is coordinated by supercomputer NOVAC and its robots Gog and Magog; and a strange aircraft is detected high overhead. Written by Rod Crawford <puffinus@u.washington.edu>

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MECHANICAL FRANKENSTEIN (original print ad - all caps) See more »


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Release Date:

June 1954 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Space Station USA  »

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Budget:

$250,000 (estimated)
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(Western Electric Recording)

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(as Color Corp. of America)| (Eastmancolor)

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1.66 : 1
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Trivia

Shot in 3D, but released mainly in regular 2D. See more »

Goofs

When Dr. Sheppard is shown machines working with dangerous materials, he has to look through several safety scopes with one eye. In the original 3-D version, each shot from his point of view was shown in 3-D. See more »

Quotes

Joanna Merritt: Now from this point on, photoelectric cells sound a warning when unauthorized personnel enter the corridor. Oh, and there are hidden television cameras along the ceiling.
David Sheppard: You mean to say they're watching us?
Joanna Merritt: All the time.
David Sheppard: They're interfering with my impulses.
Joanna Merritt: What impulses, Dr. Sheppard?
David Sheppard: Well, I can't mention them. They're unauthorized, but they're nice that way.
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NICELY DONE -- 1950's SCI-FI Flix
5 November 2003 | by (Fort Lauderdale, FL) – See all my reviews

GOG is quite an extraordinary, obscure film -- it has hardly ever been rerun on any channel, however I was lucky enough to catch it in its entirety [I'd edited it perfectly - without commercials] about 10 years ago on TNT [Turner network] ... in COLOR! I have hung onto this little GEM and view it occasionally and I must say that I still find this movie to be highly enjoyable! I cannot understand why TURNER/MGM/ WARNER has not EVER released this film in ANY format [never on VHS, DVD or LASERDISC] ... with all of the CRAP [old and new] that is being dredged up on a daily basis for video [DVD] releases, the mind boggles as to why so many classic [and decent "B" flix] SCI-FI & HORROR films have still yet to be released [ex: BURN WITCH BURN, DAY OF THE TRIFFIDS, KING KONG, MIGHTY JOE YOUNG, WORLD WITHOUT END, INCREDIBLE SHRINKING MAN, TARANTULA, ROBINSON CRUSOE ON MARS, CONQUEROR WORM, THE POWER, ISLAND OF LOST SOULS, CURSE OF THE WEREWOLF, BRIDES OF DRACULA, GAMMA PEOPLE, LAND UNKNOWN, MONOLITH MONSTERS, VILLAGE OF THE DAMNED, DR CYCLOPS, MOLE PEOPLE, IT CONQUERED THE WORLD, UNINVITED, INNOCENTS, SON OF KONG, MARK OF THE VAMPIRE, EARTH VS THE SPIDER, DEVIL DOLL, BATTLE IN OUTER SPACE, INVISIBLE BOY, TOBOR, etc etc this long list goes on and on ...]! Anyway, GOG is right on the mark [and ahead of its time - 1956] with Cold War conspiracies, Nuclear testing, computer programming, Biblical references [GOG & MAGOG] and it is indeed a well-constructed film with an interesting espionage approach. ANDROMEDA STRAIN was obviously influenced by this film! The acting is downplayed to a rather scientific level, but is good and on par -- you will notice many veteran stock actors within the cast. Most of the previous User Comments in regards to this film are quite accurate and thoughful, and can be blended into a final strong and POSITIVE review. Indeed, SEE IT - ENJOY IT - pray for DVD!


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