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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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December 1960 (Austria) See more »
IN A WORLD AS DIFFERENT AS NIGHT AND DAY! (original ad - all caps) See more »
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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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)
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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100 min
Color (Eastmancolor)
Aspect Ratio:
1.37 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (Westrex Recording System)
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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For this film, "Dynamation," the name of Ray Harryhausen's stop-motion effects technique, was rebranded "Super-Dynamation". Only one other Harryhausen film has this brand: his subsequent film, Mysterious Island (1961).See more »
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 »
Empress of Lilliput:Shame! Shame! Shame! How can you plot against Gulliver?
Emperor of Lilliput:Now, now, now, dear, don't get excited. Nobody is plotting.
Empress of Lilliput:You can't fool me! The criers are going through the square proclaiming your kindness, and that means somebody is going to be executed soon.
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Movie Connections:
Version of Gulliver's Travels (1977)See more »
What a Wonderful, Wonderful, Wonderful Fellow is GulliverSee more »


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13 out of 14 people found the following review useful.
The Worlds of Jonathan Swift, 18 May 2007
Author: bkoganbing from Buffalo, New York

The 3 Worlds of Gulliver could easily have been made into an adult satire as Jonathan Swift originally intended, but I daresay Columbia Pictures would not have realized too much box office had they gone that route.

I saw it as a 13 year old back in the day in theater which is really the only way to appreciate the special effects of Ray Harryhausen. It's a wonderful film for a juvenile, but later in reading about the times one can appreciate what Swift was trying to say and the humorous way he said it.

At the time Gulliver's Travels was originally written the age of the religious wars of the 17th century was coming to an end. Swift was a member of the Tory Party who sought to put an end to the War of Spanish Succession which the Whigs in power seemed to drag on and on. For the Whig view of the conflict I suggest strongly reading Winston Churchill's Life of Marlborough which equates the Tories of the day with the Baldwin-Chamberlain led Tories of the Thirties. Swift looked about and just saw a lot of carnage with power politics and religion all jumbled together so that you could not tell where one left off and the other began.

Gulliver's Travels is how Swift saw the world of his day, religious intolerance and a budding imperialism. Swift was in fact an ordained minister who apparently had a vision that HIS way of worship was not necessarily THE way of worship for all. A novel idea back then, expressed in the war the Lilliputians and Blefescuans wage over which end of the egg to break.

The Brobdingnag tale where Gulliver once a giant in Lilliput is now a small wee creature in a land of giants. And these giants think that because they're bigger and mightier they can rule over all. They see Gulliver and his bride as pets to kept as long as they amuse. It's a classic commentary against imperialism, unusual in its day and made Swift most unpopular in high places.

These issues aren't for kids of the Saturday matinée crowd and Kerwin Matthews as Gulliver is playing for them. Matthews had a great career doing these fantasy things and he was real good in them. Maybe because he played the roles absolutely straight and we believed because he believed the part.

Ray Harryhausen is at the top of his game and the film holds up very well. Even better in fact when you know the background from which the material came from.

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