Gorgo (1961)

Unrated  |   |  Action, Drama, Horror  |  29 March 1961 (USA)
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Greedy sailors capture a giant lizard off the coast of Ireland and sell it to a London circus. Then its mother shows up.


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Complete credited cast:
Joe Ryan
Vincent Winter ...
Christopher Rhodes ...
Joseph O'Conor ...
Prof. Hendricks
Bruce Seton ...
Prof. Flaherty
Martin Benson ...
Maurice Kaufmann ...
Radio Reporter
Basil Dignam ...
Admiral Brooks
Barry Keegan ...
Tommy Duggan ...
First Naval Officer
Howard Lang ...
First Colonel
Dervis Ward ...


A salvage vessle is nearly sunk off the Irish coast by an undersea earthquake. A few nights later, a walking sea monster tangles with the fishing boats and enters the town. The salvage vessel captures Gorgo and takes it to London for display. Gorgo's mother, who is upset and significantly larger follows his trail to London leaving a wake of destruction in her path. Written by John Vogel <jlvogel@comcast.net>

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Release Date:

29 March 1961 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Fornaldar-skrímslið  »

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Sound Mix:

(Westrex Recording System)



Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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First film of Harvey Hall. See more »


When turning up the voltage to try to electrocute Mother Gorgo, the Dial Gauge shown measures Pressure in Pounds Per Inch not Electrical Voltage. See more »


Radio Reporter: Attention. This is a special bulletin. Civil defense authorities have declared a state of emergency for all London areas within three miles of the River Thames.
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London gets it.
21 January 2003 | by See all my reviews

The special effects that were made specifically for this film are pretty impressive (I read somewhere that the man responsible for them also worked - along with several other people - on the effects of "2001"), but there is WAY too much stock footage here, and whoever color-processed the film should have been fired early on. The monsters display far more personality than the bored, stiff actors, and the director has a bad habit of cutting away from many sequences in midstream. (**)

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