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The Valley of Gwangi (1969)

G | | Western, Sci-Fi, Thriller | 1969 (UK)
Cowboy James Franciscus seeks fame and fortune by capturing a Tyrannosaurus Rex living in the Forbidden Valley and putting it in a Mexican circus. His victim, called the Gwangi, turns out ... See full summary »

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(as James O'Connolly)

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(screenplay) (as William E. Bast), (additional material)
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Tuck Kirby
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Champ
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Professor Bromley
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Tia Zorina - the Witch
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Carlos
Dennis Kilbane ...
Rowdy
Mario De Barros ...
Bean (as Mario de Barros in opening credits)
Curtis Arden ...
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Cowboy James Franciscus seeks fame and fortune by capturing a Tyrannosaurus Rex living in the Forbidden Valley and putting it in a Mexican circus. His victim, called the Gwangi, turns out to have an aversion to being shown in public. Another film featuring the stop-action special effects talents of Ray Harryhausen. Written by Ray Hamel <hamel@primate.wisc.edu>

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Cowboys Battle Monsters in the Lost World of Forbidden Valley.


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Also Known As:

The Valley--Where Time Stood Still  »

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(Westrex Recording System)

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(Technicolor)

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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Gwangi is a native American word that means lizard. See more »

Goofs

Gwangi's apparent color changes several times over the course of the movie because there was so much animation to do that Harryhausen did not have enough time to do proper color testing. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Carlos: [yelling across a canyon] Miguel!
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Crazy Credits

In the closing credits cast list, Order #10 is GWANGI See more »

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Referenced in Dead Mine (2012) See more »

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Gypsy Flamenco
(uncredited)
Music by Roland Harker
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Cowboys vs. Dinosaurs.
18 January 2002 | by (Derby, England) – See all my reviews

The Valley of Gwangi is a lot better than the earlier dinosaur/cowboy movie, The Beast of Hollow Mountain. It contains a lot more dinosaurs and better special effects. These were created by the great Ray Harryhausen.

The film itself is very enjoyable with good performances from the cast including Richard Carlson (It Came From Outer Space, The Creature From the Black Lagoon). The music score is excellent. The ending was rather sad though.

This is a must if you like dinosaur films like me.

Rating: 4 and a half stars out of 5.


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