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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
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Champ
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Prof. Bromley
Freda Jackson ...
Tia Zorina
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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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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

In 1971, Warner Brothers cleverly reissued this film in the USA on a double bill with When Dinosaurs Ruled the Earth (1970). See more »

Goofs

The creature Bromley refers to as a pterodactyl is actually a pteranodon. Pterodactyls did not have crests on their heads. 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 Argo (2012) See more »

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Gypsy Flamenco
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Music by Roland Harker
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Best dinosaur and cowboy movie ever
4 January 2004 | by (Iowa, US) – See all my reviews

Okay, so it's the only dinosaur and cowboy movie (that I know of). The acting isn't much, but seeing three cowboys rope a T Rex -- and then seeing the T Rex fight an elephant -- that is cool.

And "El Diablo," the little eohippus, is just too cute.

Harryhausen's stop-motion animation is wonderful. Get the DVD with an interview in which he talks about how he did the cowboy-roping scene, and current animators/fx artists talk about he inspired them -- pretty fun. In a geeky kind of way.


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