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The Valley of Gwangi (1969)

G | | Adventure, 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 ...
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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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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

Gila Golan retired from films in the '70s and lives with her husband in Florida. 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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Opening credits prologue: Somewhere South of the Rio Grande . . . . . . . At the turn of the Century See more »

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Edited into Fantastic Dinosaurs of the Movies (1990) See more »

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Gypsy Flamenco
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Music by Roland Harker
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Highly entertaining.
2 June 2001 | by (California, U.S.A.) – See all my reviews

Highly entertaining film about a wild west show that comes into possession of a prehistoric horse so small they hope to bill as the world's smallest. When a band of gypsies return the horse to the Forbidden Valley in which it was stolen, members of the wild west show go in search of the horse and come across a Lost World of prehistoric creatures.


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