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Tom Taggart (screenplay)
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Release Date:
June 1954 (USA) See more »
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A security agent investigates sabotage and murder at a secret underground laboratory, home of two experimental robots. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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GOG returns in 3-D for 1st Time in 50 Years! See more (27 total) »


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Richard Egan ... Dr. David Sheppard
Constance Dowling ... Joanna Merritt

Herbert Marshall ... Dr. Van Ness

John Wengraf ... 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

William Schallert ... Engle
Marian Richman ... Helen
Jean Dean ... Marna Roberts (as Jeanne Dean)
Tom Daly ... Senator
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Andy Andrews ... Andy, a security guard (uncredited)
Al Bayer ... Helicopter Pilot (uncredited)

Billy Curtis ... Gog / Magog operator (uncredited)
Alex Jackson ... Vince (uncredited)
Beverly Jocher ... Acrobat (uncredited)
Julian Ludwig ... Julie, a security guard (uncredited)
Patty Taylor ... Acrobat (uncredited)
Aline Towne ... Dr. Kirby (uncredited)

Directed by
Herbert L. Strock 
Writing credits
Tom Taggart (screenplay)

Richard G. Taylor (additional dialogue)

Ivan Tors (story)

Produced by
Maxwell Smith .... associate producer
Ivan Tors .... producer
Original Music by
Harry Sukman  (as Harry Sükman)
Cinematography by
Lothrop B. Worth 
Film Editing by
Herbert L. Strock 
Art Direction by
William Ferrari 
Set Decoration by
Victor A. Gangelin  (as Victor G. Gangelin)
Costume Design by
Valerie Vernon 
Makeup Department
Eleanor Edwards .... hair stylist (as Elenore Edwards)
Ted Larsen .... makeup artist
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Richard Evans .... assistant director
Marty Moss .... assistant director
Sound Department
Cathey Burrow .... sound effects editor
Jack A. Goodrich .... sound
Joel Moss .... sound
Special Effects by
Harry Redmond Jr. .... special effects director
Editorial Department
Clifford D. Shank .... color consultant
Music Department
Harry Sukman .... conductor (as Harry Sükman)
Henry Vars .... orchestrator
Other crew
Michael Fox .... dialogue director
Jack Herzberg .... script supervisor
Maxwell Smith .... in charge of scientific research
Richard Taylor .... assistant to producer
Crew believed to be complete

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85 min
Color (as Color Corp. of America) | Color (Eastmancolor)
Aspect Ratio:
1.66 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (Western Electric Recording)

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Director Herbert L. Strock had very poor vision in one eye and consequently was unable to properly gauge how the 3-D effects were, and had to rely on others to tell him. Coincidentially, André De Toth, who directed House of Wax (1953), arguably the most famous 3-D film, only had one eye and could not see the 3-D effects at all.See more »
Plot holes: Dr. Peter Burton, dressed in a radiation suit, tells Dr. Sheppard and Joanna Merritt to stay back as he enters a radioactive hot zone in the chemistry lab, but Sheppard and Merritt follow him in anyway. When Peter carries out a dead scientist - dead from radiation poisoning - Sheppard and Merritt stay behind with a Geiger counter to seek out the radiation source, neither wearing protective gear. Peter soon returns with Dr. Van Ness. Peter discovers and secures a deadly radioactive isotope, but Peter is still the only one wearing a protective suit. The others stand about three to four feet away, watching quietly as Peter's actions expose them to lethal levels of radiation.See more »
David Sheppard:[to Joanna who is in a hospital bed] The doctor says it isn't serious, just a little too much radiation.See more »


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12 out of 16 people found the following review useful.
GOG returns in 3-D for 1st Time in 50 Years!, 18 September 2003
Author: Joe Stemme from United States

"The Return of Gog" - sounds good doesn't it? Shot in 3-D, but unseen in that format for 50 years, GOG hit the big screen at the Hollywood Egyptian last weekend as part of a 3-D film festival. After its premiere in Hollywood, UA decided NOT to release GOG nationally in 3-D, setting the stage for a film which has been more read about than seen properly for decades. For, once its theatrical (non 3-D) release was completed, the film apparently was sold to TV in B&W prints which further robbed the film of its production lustre. Only in the last few years did a color print show up courtesy of Turner Television. And, now, a 3-D dual print (complete with intermission to change reels!) has been unearthed.

Sounds exciting?

Unfortunately, all this buildup is for a small, talky B-picture. It IS refreshing to look back at a time when SF films weren't just glorified Chase/Action films (ie: T3), but GOG is mostly banal. Still, there's a lot of gadgetry, political intrigue and genuine science (!) packed into its brief running time. The unseen enemy behind it all is clearly the old Soviet Union, setting the film apart from so many films which depict the science itself as evil or suspect.

Director Herbert Strock was there along with Joe Dante and Leonard Maltin. Dante interviewed Strock, who was still spry and proud of his film. Ironically, Strock (like Andre De Toth) has monocular vision and couldn't guage the 3-D effects himself. Indeed, Strock's decision to keep garish 3-D effects to a minimum also may have contributed to the studio's decision to forego a costly 3-D release. And even Strock was amused at a line in the film where someone is hospitalized by an overdose, "It was only a little radiation!"

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