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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:
See... a girl 200"-100"-200" swing a boy 6' small! 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 »
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User Reviews:
The Silly Side Of A Land Of Giants See more (43 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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Trivia:
Vicki London was originally cast with a larger role, but declined to disrobe in preproduction, so her part was changed with Joy Harmon's, and much of London's subsequent screen time was cut. Her agent kept her in the movie at full pay, while London didn't seem to object to what happened, since she saw the whole thing as forgettable.See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: When the giants shrink back to normal size, the amount of fabric they clutch to preserve their modesty is less than it should be.See more »
Quotes:
Genius:[about the chemicals he's mixed] They're not compatible. This is supposed to blow up. I wonder why it doesn't?
Nancy:You and I aren't going to be very compatible either, Genius, if you don't get out of here.
Genius:I wonder what you see in her.
Mike:I don't know either. But, uh, whatever it is, I like it.
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12 out of 15 people found the following review useful.
The Silly Side Of A Land Of Giants, 2 July 2006
Author: StuOz

A group of teenagers become giant sized.

Before this film, we had other "giant movies", such as The Incredible Shrinking Man, but a recent YouTube viewing of Village Of The Giants has made me wonder if "Village" is the best of the lot. It has a sense of B-Grade fun that is hard to capture on film...without looking too stupid that is. The dance scene alone, with the little boy grabbing the giant girl, makes the film a winner. And note the music for the dance scene.

Story elements, character names (Genius) and Ron Howard were all shifted into a Land Of The Giants (1968,ABC) episode called...Genius At Work.

Attention Hollywood: Don't remake this film today, "Village" is a product of the 1960s, it is about the 1960s mentality and 1960s music!

The film is a wonderfully casted and wonderfully scored knockout!

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