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The Valley of Gwangi (1969)

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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 ... See full summary »

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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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25 July 1969 (West Germany)  »

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Gwangi  »

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Gustavo Rojo is dubbed by Robert Rietty See more »

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The first bite marks Gwangi leaves on the styracosaurus disappear in later shots. See more »

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[first lines]
Carlos: [yelling across a canyon] Miguel!
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References 20 Million Miles to Earth (1957) See more »

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Gypsy Flamenco
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Music by Roland Harker
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Best Dinosaurs vs. Cowboys Movie Ever!
23 January 2011 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

The Valley of Gwangi is a good Ray Harryhausen creature feature with an interesting premise: a group of cowboys down in Mexico find a hidden valley full of killer dinosaurs. They bring one, an allosaurus, back to civilization, with predictably destructive results.

The film is above average Saturday matinée fare, with limited bloodshed and extremely good effects, considering the time period, by Harryhausen. The setting and plot set it apart from the typical jungle based lost world thriller. Furthermore, the performances, while not Oscar winning, are decent, with James Franciscus providing a strong lead.

Overall, this is a good film for families with children that are into creature features, but are too young for more violent modern horror movies.


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