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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
Claudio De Davide .... Voice italian edition, dubbing1968, artist Martin Benson (uncredited)
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:Not Rated (DVD Rating) | USA:Not Rated (Digital Streaming) | USA:TV-PG (TV Rating) | USA:Approved (certificate #15556) | West Germany:12

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The film takes place in 1699.See more »
Continuity: When Gulliver begins uprooting trees for the Lilliputians, they are normal with green leaves at the top, but when he replants them they look like shrubs without any leaves.See more »
Emperor of Lilliput:I have it! We could send him to Blefuscu and order THEM to kill him... That way he's their problem. It may not be nice, but it's legal!See more »
Movie Connections:
Version of Gulliver a törpék országában (1974) (TV)See more »
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4 out of 4 people found the following review useful.
What you don't understand you want to destroy!, 28 June 2010
Author: Spikeopath from United Kingdom

The Three Worlds of Gulliver is produced out of Columbia Pictures and is directed by Jack Sher. It stars Kerwin Matthews as Lemuel Gulliver, June Thorburn as his fiancée Elizabeth, with support coming from Basil Sydney (The Emperor of Lilliput), Grégoire Aslan (King Brob), Mary Ellis (Queen), Charles Lloyd Pack (Prime Minister Makovan) & child actor Sherry Alberoni as Glumdalclitch. Filmed in England and Spain, it features stop-motion animation and special visual effects by Superdynamation genius Ray Harryhausen. Sher & Arthur Ross adapt for the screen with a loose reworking of the 18th-century English novel Gulliver's Travels written by Jonathan Swift. And music maestro Bernard Herrmann provides the score.

Swift's biting satirical novel has been watered down and given a romantic edge for the family market. That said, as the kids are enjoying the froth and tickle, the adults will note that there's just enough caustic comment in the piece to get the message across. This adaptation has slimmed down the four parts of Swift's work to just the two; Lilliput land of the little people and Brobdingnag land of the giants. With our intrepid normal sized hero Gulliver and his stowaway fiancée Elizabeth under threat either way.

While the script has its pleasing moments it is still only serving as a bridging work for Harryhausen's effects to be shown. Be it the giant and tiny people sequences or the perils that come to our undersized protagonists courtesy of a Gator and a Squirrel, it's these that the children will find beguiling. This, however, can not be said for Harryhausen aficionados or adults more accustomed to more modern advancements. For this is bottom rung for Harryhausen, not bad at all, yet although there's a charm here, and no one should ever dismiss the painstaking amount of time it took him to weave it together, the work is creaky and lacking the dynamism so befitting his best work.

Major bonus' come with the swirling and pounding score from Herrmann and the vibrant performance of Matthews. The role of Gulliver was first offered to Danny Kaye, which naturally makes sense given Kaye's previous work on Hans Christian Andersen some years earlier. That it was also offered to Jack Lemmon, tho, makes no sense at all. Anyway, Matthews got the gig, and following on from his fine work in The 7th Voyage of Sinbad, he laid down a marker in the fantasy adventure genre that secured him fondness from legions of fans throughout the years. A safe, colourful and pleasant enough piece if ultimately not one for most fantasy adventure fans to revisit often. 6/10

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