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Village of the Giants
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Director:
Writers:
H.G. Wells (novel)
Alan Caillou (screenplay)
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Release Date:
20 October 1965 (USA) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
It's the teen scene you've never seen! (1985 VHS release) It's the teen scene you've never seen! See more »
Plot:
Delinquent teen-agers ingest a substance and grow thirty feet tall, then proceed to take over a small town. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
Plot Keywords:
User Reviews:
Beach Party Meets The Amazing Colossal Man meets Wild in the Streets See more (36 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Tommy Kirk ... Mike

Johnny Crawford ... Horsey

Beau Bridges ... Fred

Joy Harmon ... Merrie
Robert Random ... Rick (as Bob Random)
Gail Gilmore ... Elsa
Tisha Sterling ... Jean
Tim Rooney ... Pete
Kevin O'Neal ... Harry
Charla Doherty ... Nancy

Toni Basil ... Red

Ron Howard ... Genius (as Ronny Howard)
The Beau Brummels ... Themselves / Singers
Ron Elliott ... Himself (as The Beau Brummels)
Ron Meagher ... Himself (as The Beau Brummels)
Declan Mulligan ... Himself (as The Beau Brummels)
John Peterson ... Himself (as The Beau Brummels)
Sal Valentino ... Himself (as The Beau Brummels)
Freddy Cannon ... Singer
Mike Clifford ... Singer

Hank Jones ... Chuck
Jim Begg ... Fatso

Debi Storm ... Cora

Rance Howard ... Deputy
Vicki London ... Georgette

Joe Turkel ... Sheriff (as Joseph Turkel)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Orangey ... Giant Cat (uncredited)
Christopher Riordan ... Go-Go Dancer (uncredited)

Directed by
Bert I. Gordon 
 
Writing credits
H.G. Wells (novel "The Food of the Gods")

Alan Caillou (screenplay)

Bert I. Gordon (screen story)

Produced by
Bert I. Gordon .... producer
 
Original Music by
Jack Nitzsche 
 
Cinematography by
Paul Vogel (director of photography) (as Paul C. Vogel)
 
Film Editing by
John A. Bushelman  (as John Bushelman)
 
Art Direction by
Franz Bachelin 
 
Set Decoration by
Robert R. Benton  (as Bob Benton)
 
Makeup Department
Nellie Manley .... hair styles supervisor
Wally Westmore .... makeup supervisor
 
Production Management
Frank Caffey .... production manager
Curtis Mick .... assistant production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
James A. Rosenberger .... assistant director (as Jim Rosenberger)
Carl 'Major' Roup .... second assistant director (uncredited)
 
Art Department
Ross Wheat .... special prop constructor
 
Sound Department
John R. Carter .... sound recordist (as John Carter)
Arthur Cornell .... sound effects (as Jack Cornall)
Charles Grenzbach .... sound recordist
 
Special Effects by
Herman E. Townsley .... special effects (as Herman Townsley)
 
Visual Effects by
Farciot Edouart .... process photography
Bert I. Gordon .... special visual effects
Flora M. Gordon .... special visual effects (as Flora Gordon)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Thomas Morris .... camera operator (as Tom Morris)
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Leah Rhodes .... costumer
 
Music Department
Jack Nitzsche .... conductor
Charles Paley .... music editor
 
Other crew
Toni Basil .... choreographer
Joseph E. Levine .... presenter
Marvin Paige .... talent coordinator
Dorothy Yutzi .... script supervisor
 
Crew believed to be complete


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Runtime:
81 min
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Color:
Color (Pathécolor)
Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (Westrex Recording System)
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Did You Know?

Trivia:
The "Teen Magazine" that Merrie (Joy Harmon) reads was an actual issue of the magazine published in July 1965.See more »
Goofs:
Crew or equipment visible: After the giants return to normal size, there is a shot of a man on the courthouse steps, and the shadow of the camera is visible in the bottom left hand corner.See more »
Quotes:
Merrie:Oh don't make book on it. When Fred wants something, he usually gets it.See more »
Soundtrack:
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11 out of 14 people found the following review useful.
Beach Party Meets The Amazing Colossal Man meets Wild in the Streets, 8 November 2002
Author: Brian Washington (Sargebri@att.net) from Los Angeles, California

What do you get when you mix the children of famous Hollywood actors (Beau Bridges, Tisha Stirling and Tim Rooney), a couple of former child stars (Tommy Kirk and Johnny Crawford), a then current child star (Ron "Ronny" Howard) and a future one hit wonder (Toni "Micky" Basil) with a hack director (Burt I. Gordon). You get one of the biggest camp classics in the history of film. This film attempted to mix the then popular beach party flicks with the fading giant human pics. Gordon must have really been desperate for a hit because he figured that if he couldn't get Lloyd Bridges, Ann Southern and Mickey Rooney he could at least get their children to play in one of his quickie drive-in movie features. It's fun if you like camp, but as far as a great film, I'll stick with the films this mess rips off.

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