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
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The original script had no military action indicated. Director Eugène Lourié argued that gunfire would kill a beast, no matter how big. The King Brothers wanted guns and they got them. See more »
When Gorgo attacks the bathysphere, it roars at it. Underwater. If the monster actually tried to roar underwater, a torrent of bubbles would come out of its mouth, but no clear roaring sound. See more »
[the Admiral has received word that the naval destroyer has been sunk]
Well, all right. Now what?
What will *you* do?
Turn that thing at the Festival Gardens loose. What else? Take it back to the sea, while we've still got a chance!
What the hell's the matter with you? This is the twentieth century. There must be some way of handling an overgrown animal!
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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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