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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
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Prof. Flaherty
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Dorkin
Maurice Kaufmann ...
Radio Reporter
Basil Dignam ...
Admiral Brooks
Barry Keegan ...
Mate
Tommy Duggan ...
First Naval Officer
Howard Lang ...
First Colonel
Dervis Ward ...
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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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This is the Big One! (British) See more »

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Action | Drama | Horror | Sci-Fi

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Release Date:

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

When Gorgo is being driven through Piccadilly Circus the West End cinema London Pavilion is showing the Hammer version of The Mummy (1959). See more »

Goofs

Several scenes show stock footage of Centurion tanks moving to engage Gorgo, yet there are never any scenes of the tanks firing at the monster. See more »

Quotes

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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Featured in Gorgo: Behind the Scenes (2000) See more »

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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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