IMDb > The 3 Worlds of Gulliver (1960)
The 3 Worlds of Gulliver
Quicklinks
Top Links
trailers and videosfull cast and crewtriviaofficial sitesmemorable quotes
Overview
main detailscombined detailsfull cast and crewcompany credits
Awards & Reviews
user reviewsexternal reviewsawardsuser ratingsparents guidemessage board
Plot & Quotes
plot summarysynopsisplot keywordsmemorable quotes
Did You Know?
triviagoofssoundtrack listingcrazy creditsalternate versionsmovie connectionsFAQ
Other Info
box office/businessrelease datesfilming locationstechnical specsliterature listingsNewsDesk
Promotional
taglines trailers and videos posters photo gallery
External Links
showtimesofficial sitesmiscellaneousphotographssound clipsvideo clips

The 3 Worlds of Gulliver (1960) More at IMDbPro »

Videos (see all 2)
The 3 Worlds of Gulliver -- Open-ended Trailer from Columbia Tristar

Overview

User Rating:
6.4/10   1,211 votes »
Your Rating:
Saving vote...
Deleting vote...
/10   (delete | history)
Sorry, there was a problem
MOVIEmeter: ?
Down 33% in popularity this week. See why on IMDbPro.
Director:
Writers:
Arthur A. Ross (screenplay) and
Jack Sher (screenplay) ...
(more)
Contact:
View company contact information for The 3 Worlds of Gulliver on IMDbPro.
Release Date:
December 1960 (Austria) See more »
Tagline:
IN A WORLD AS DIFFERENT AS NIGHT AND DAY! (original ad - all caps)
Plot:
Doctor Gulliver is poor, so nothing - not even his charming fiancée Elisabeth - keeps him in the town he lives... See more » | Add synopsis »
Plot Keywords:
User Reviews:
What you don't understand you want to destroy! See more (16 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (complete, awaiting verification)

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:
Oliver Johnston ... Mr Grinch

John Breslin ... Kings Guard (uncredited)
Joan Hickson ... Patient at Dr. Gulliver's Surgery (uncredited)
Waveney Lee ... Shrike - Makovan's Daughter (uncredited)
Doris Lloyd ... Mrs. Dewsbury (uncredited)
Noel Purcell ... Capt. Pritchard (uncredited)
Create a character page for: ?

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

Jonathan Swift (novel "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
 
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


Production CompaniesDistributorsOther Companies
Create a character page for: ?

Additional Details

Also Known As:
Runtime:
100 min
Country:
Language:
Color:
Color (Eastmancolor)
Aspect Ratio:
1.37 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (Westrex Recording System)

Did You Know?

Quotes:
Emperor of Lilliput:I hate justice, but I love law!See more »
Movie Connections:
Version of Gulliver's Travels (1902)See more »
Soundtrack:
What a Wonderful, Wonderful, Wonderful Fellow Is GulliverSee more »

FAQ

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.
4 out of 4 people found the following review useful.
What you don't understand you want to destroy!, 28 June 2010
Author: JohnRouseMerriottChard 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

Was the above review useful to you?
See more (16 total) »

Message Boards

Discuss this movie with other users on IMDb message board for The 3 Worlds of Gulliver (1960)
Recent Posts (updated daily)User
gwendolyn's lover blueeyedbear
Which film had a fight with a giant wasp or hornet? BillyFisher
Song gregorhauser
See more »

Recommendations

If you enjoyed this title, our database also recommends:
- - - - -
The 7th Voyage of Sinbad The Golden Voyage of Sinbad Sinbad and the Eye of the Tiger 20000 Leagues Under the Sea Thor
IMDb User Rating:
IMDb User Rating:
IMDb User Rating:
IMDb User Rating:
IMDb User Rating:
Show more recommendations

Related Links

Full cast and crew Company credits External reviews
News articles IMDb Animation section IMDb USA section

You may report errors and omissions on this page to the IMDb database managers. They will be examined and if approved will be included in a future update. Clicking the 'Edit page' button will take you through a step-by-step process.