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Gorgo (1961)

Unrated | | Action, Drama, Horror | 29 March 1961 (USA)
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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(as Eugene Lourie)

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Joe Ryan
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Vincent Winter ...
Sean
Christopher Rhodes ...
McCartin
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Prof. Hendricks
Bruce Seton ...
Prof. Flaherty
Martin Benson ...
Dorkin
Maurice Kaufmann ...
Radio Reporter
Basil Dignam ...
Admiral Brooks
Barry Keegan ...
Mate
Tommy Duggan ...
First Naval Officer
Howard Lang ...
First Colonel
Dervis Ward ...
Bosun
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Storyline

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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Action | Drama | Horror | Sci-Fi

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29 March 1961 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Fornaldar-skrímslið  »

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(Westrex Recording System)

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(Technicolor)

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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Aside from Japan,Paris,and finally the U.K.,the producers were considering using Australia as the location...however, they decided that nobody would care if he attacked Australia...and settled on the U.K.. See more »

Goofs

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 »

Quotes

Professor Flaherty: Captain Ryan. The creature that you have captured is not an adult specimen.
Sam Slade: You mean it isn't fully grown?
Professor Flaherty: No. In fact, we believe it is in rather early infancy.
Sam Slade: You're trying to say there may be a fully grown one of these things around somewhere?
Professor Hendricks: It's a fair assumption. Where there are offspring, there are generally parents.
Joe Ryan: How big would a full-grown one be?
Professor Flaherty: An approximate guess?
[He shows them two scale drawings of the creatures]
Professor Flaherty: The infant. The adult.
Joe Ryan: That would make it nearly two hundred ...
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Not your usual catch of the day.
2 December 2002 | by (Muskogee OK) – See all my reviews

One of my favorite Sci-Fi creature flicks. After an undersea earthquake, a baby sea monster is captured off the Irish coast and is put in a London circus. The creature called Gorgo escapes and raises havoc. Turn the excitement up a notch when the infant creature's mother comes to reclaim her baby. This movie has a better look and feel than most small budget features. Cast includes: Bill Travers, Bruce Seton, William Sylvester and Christopher Rhodes. Gorgo is large enough, but wait until you see mama!


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