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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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(screenplay) (as William E. Bast), (additional material)
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Champ
Laurence Naismith ...
Professor Bromley
Freda Jackson ...
Tia Zorina
Gustavo Rojo ...
Carlos
Dennis Kilbane ...
Rowdy
Mario De Barros ...
Bean (as Mario de Barros also)
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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19 July 1969 (Japan)  »

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Gwangi  »

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(Westrex Recording System)

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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The sound that Gwangi makes is that of a camel and a raspberry run backwards. See more »

Goofs

When Gwangi is chasing the cowboys out of the valley through the rock pass, one person falls off his horse twice. See more »

Quotes

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

Remake of The Beast of Hollow Mountain (1956) See more »

Soundtracks

Gypsy Flamenco
(uncredited)
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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