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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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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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Trivia

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

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

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[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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References The Big Country (1958) See more »

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Gypsy Flamenco
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Music by Roland Harker
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The Forbidden Valley
19 November 2017 | by See all my reviews

"The Valley of Gwangi" is one of those poorly developed silly films that become dated, boring and forgettable. The combination of cowboy and sci-fi in the turn of the Twentieth Century does not work and the terrible special effects seems to be from the 50's or an Ed Wood production. The conclusion is awful, with non-stop people running in repeated scenes and the fate of the nasty gypsy old woman that caused the whole trouble is not shown. My vote is four.

Title (Brazil) "O Vale Proibido" ("The Forbidden Valley")


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