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The 3 Worlds of Gulliver -- Gulliver's spellbinding travels to the lands of great and small are captivating in this live-actionfantasy adventure.
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Arthur A. Ross (screenplay) and
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Release Date:
December 1960 (Austria) See more »
Tagline:
IN A WORLD AS DIFFERENT AS NIGHT AND DAY! (original ad - all caps) See more »
Plot:
Doctor Gulliver is poor, so nothing - not even his charming fiancée Elisabeth - keeps him in the town he lives... See more » | Add synopsis »
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Cast

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Kerwin Mathews ... Dr. Lemuel Gulliver
Jo Morrow ... Gwendolyn
June Thorburn ... Elizabeth
Lee Patterson ... Reldresal
Grégoire Aslan ... King Brob (as Gregoire Aslan)
Basil Sydney ... Emperor of Lilliput
Charles Lloyd Pack ... Makovan
Martin Benson ... Flimnap
Mary Ellis ... Queen of Brobdingnag
Marian Spencer ... Empress of Lilliput

Peter Bull ... Lord Bermogg
Alec Mango ... Minister of Lilliput
Sherry Alberoni ... 'Glumdalclitch' (as Sherri Alberoni)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

John Breslin ... Kings Guard (uncredited)
Joan Hickson ... Patient at Dr. Gulliver's Surgery (uncredited)
Oliver Johnston ... Mr. Grinch (uncredited)
Waveney Lee ... Shrike - Makovan's Daughter (uncredited)
Doris Lloyd ... Mrs. Dewsbury (uncredited)
Noel Purcell ... Capt. Pritchard (uncredited)

Directed by
Jack Sher 
 
Writing credits
Arthur A. Ross (screenplay) (as Arthur Ross) and
Jack Sher (screenplay)

Jonathan Swift (based on "Gulliver's Travels")

Produced by
Charles H. Schneer .... producer
 
Original Music by
Bernard Herrmann 
 
Cinematography by
Wilkie Cooper (photographed by)
 
Film Editing by
Raymond Poulton 
 
Art Direction by
Derek Barrington 
Gil Parrondo  (as Gil Parrendo)
 
Costume Design by
Eleanor Abbey 
 
Production Management
Luis Roberts .... production supervisor
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Paul Ganapoler .... assistant director
Eugenio Martín .... assistant director (as Eugenio Martin)
 
Sound Department
Gordon K. McCallum .... sound mixer (uncredited)
 
Visual Effects by
Ray Harryhausen .... special visual effects creator
Francisco Prósper .... miniatures (uncredited)
 
Stunts
Enzo Musumeci Greco .... stunt supervisor (as Enzo Mucimeci Greco)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Maurice Gillett .... chief electrician (uncredited)
 
Music Department
Bernard Herrmann .... conductor: The London Symphony Orchestra
Bernard Herrmann .... orchestrator (uncredited)
 
Other crew
Bob Gill .... main titles
 
Crew believed to be complete


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Runtime:
100 min
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Color (Eastmancolor)
Aspect Ratio:
1.37 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (Westrex Recording System)
Certification:
Australia:PG | Finland:S | Iceland:L | Netherlands:6 (DVD rating) | UK:U | USA:Approved (MPAA rating: certificate #15555) | West Germany:12

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Trivia:
As of this film's production, both Ray Harryhausen (the creator of special visual effects) and producer Charles H. Schneer decided to make their permanent homes in London. This was not only because of Harryhausen's love for the exotic European locales he would use in all of his future projects, but it was also cheaper to make his kind of movies there. Harryhausen lived in London ever after, whereas Schneer lived there for 45 years before moving to Florida in 2005, four years before his own passing.See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: The quantity, type and relative size of fish caught by Gulliver in his hat on the beach in Lilliput changes between his point of view and when he drops them at the feet of the Lilliputians.See more »
Quotes:
Emperor of Lilliput:I hate justice, but I love law!See more »
Movie Connections:
Version of Gulliver's Travel (2005) (V)See more »
Soundtrack:
What a Wonderful, Wonderful, Wonderful Fellow is GulliverSee more »

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Close to definitive adaptation, 20 January 2013
Author: Leofwine_draca from United Kingdom

The reteaming of Kerwin Mathews, Bernard Herrman and Ray Harryhausen after the success of THE 7TH VOYAGE OF SINBAD may not be the classic we were hoping for, but instead is a kiddie-orientated version of the classic Jonathan Swift tale GULLIVER'S TRAVELS with enough ingredients to make it enjoyable for adults too. Sure, at times the film is sentimental and goes overboard in promoting a strong moral message, but this is never offensive as in recent productions. In retrospect, it all seems rather charming and a little dated, but that's what makes it unique. This is a colourful and lively romp which is fun for adults and children alike.

I'm sure the classic tale is familiar to most readers so I won't bother readdressing it, other than that this film concerns solely on the two kingdoms of Lilliput and Brobdingnan, ignoring the other minor lands of Swift's tale and concentrating on the most well-remembered ones. The first half of the film concerns Lilliput, and is boosted by some fine effects from Harryhausen which involve lots and lots of back and forward projection which is never less than convincing. Indeed the classic scene of Gulliver being tied down by the little people is present and as realistic as you could ever want it. The characters are interesting, the story good and bolstered by the likable presence of Kerwin Mathews, one of the most naturally charming of fantasy actors from the period who always lifted any movie he appeared in (another good one is JACK THE GIANT KILLER).

The second half of the film, concerning the land of the giants, isn't quite as good, but again the special effects of the miniature Mathews and Thorburn are better than average. Although it drags a little at times, the characters are interesting if not likable, and thankfully some stop-motion animation is interested by Harryhausen to enliven the proceedings. The creations include a briefly-seen but genuinely impressive giant squirrel which abducts Mathews, miniature animals kept in cages, and a miniature crocodile which then proceeds to battle Mathews in a fight to the death, a classic action moment which comes as a reward to those looking for Sinbad-style monster action.

THE 3 WORLDS OF GULLIVER is a film worth watching for the talent involved alone. As well as Mathews, the quality cast includes the lovely June Thorburn as the love interest and a whole host of familiar British character actors - including Charles Lloyd Pack in a meaty role for a change as an evil wizard - playing the miniature people and the giants. Bernard Herrman's score is also lively and always entertaining, whilst Harryhausen seamlessly integrates the large and small people so that you never for a moment doubt the quality of his effects. Not a classic, but a fine, friendly, old-fashioned adventure, as heartwarming and cliffhanging in equal measure as you could want. A TV-movie adaptation (with lots of unnecessarily-added extraneous scenes) with Ted Danson followed in the mid 90's.

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