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King Dinosaur (1955)

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A new planet moves into our solar system and four scientists (two couples) are sent to explore Planet Nova. In between romantic interludes, the cast faces an iguana masquerading as a ... See full summary »

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William Bryant ...
Dr. Ralph Martin (as Bill Bryant)
Wanda Curtis ...
Dr. Patricia Bennett
Douglas Henderson ...
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Patti Gallagher ...
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A new planet moves into our solar system and four scientists (two couples) are sent to explore Planet Nova. In between romantic interludes, the cast faces an iguana masquerading as a Tyrannosaurus Rex. Written by Scott Blacksher

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SEE...A prehistoric world of fantastic adventure come to life! See more »

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17 June 1955 (USA)  »

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Rei Dinossauro  »

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Several portions of the soundtrack were re-used in the 1956 Ed Wood film, The Violent Years. See more »

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When the two men are guarding the camp during the night, the microphone cord is clearly visible hanging from Ralph's gun holster. See more »

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Narrator: On April 23rd, the word to start comes from Washington. Underneathly, our finest research laboratories change over to this all important project, the building of a passenger carrying rocketship. Every security measure is taken. Test upon test must be made to develop, improve, create, evolve.
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Will make the science teachers cringe.
5 April 2005 | by (Mansfield, CT USA) – See all my reviews

"King Dinosaur" takes place on a new planet that has entered our solar system. Four astronauts are sent from Earth to explore it. The plot is about what happens to them during this exploration. The science that the kids saw while watching this movie must make science teachers cringe. Everything about this new planet is laughable and the explorers are a joke. It's just like being in the woods on Earth. The monsters are ordinary earth animals and insects. Some are enlarged, some have fins or other things put on them to change their appearance and some are just the way they look on Earth. Throw in some stock footage and you have "King Dinosaur". The astronauts are more on a camping trip than investigating a new planet. The two men are macho and the two women scream a lot. The so called special effects were bad in 1955 and are just laughable today. The main attraction to this movie is the humor you can find in it. The only entertainment value I found with this film was seeing how naive the characters were and how badly done the dinosaurs were. Oddly enough, it is bad enough to make it worth watching. It's good for laughs and to see what was around in the 50s. I wouldn't count on much more.


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