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The Valley of Gwangi -- The discovery of a midget horse, thought to be fifty million years old, prompts members of a Wild West show to venture into Mexico's Forbidden Valley in search of fame and untold wealth.
The Valley of Gwangi -- Trailer for this western meets dinosaur thriller

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Director:
Writers:
William Bast (screenplay)
Julian More (additional material)
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Release Date:
19 July 1969 (Japan) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
Cowboys Battle Monsters in the Lost World of Forbidden Valley.
Plot:
Cowboy James Franciscus seeks fame and fortune by capturing a Tyrannosaurus Rex living in the Forbidden Valley and putting it in a Mexican circus... See more » | Add synopsis »
NewsDesk:
(37 articles)
User Reviews:
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Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

James Franciscus ... Tuck

Gila Golan ... T.J.

Richard Carlson ... 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 ... Lope
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Jose Burgos ... The Dwarf (uncredited)
Robert Rietty ... Carlos (voice) (uncredited)

Directed by
Jim O'Connolly  (as James O'Connolly)
 
Writing credits
William Bast (screenplay) (as William E. Bast)

Julian More (additional material)

Willis H. O'Brien  earlier film project "Gwangi" (uncredited)

Produced by
Ray Harryhausen .... associate producer
Charles H. Schneer .... producer
 
Original Music by
Jerome Moross 
 
Cinematography by
Erwin Hillier (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
Henry Richardson 
 
Art Direction by
Gil Parrondo 
 
Costume Design by
John Furniss (wardrobe designer)
 
Production Management
Miguel Gil .... production manager
Luis Roberts .... production supervisor
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Pedro Vidal .... assistant director
Carlos Gil .... assistant director (uncredited)
Ricardo Huertas .... first assistant director: second unit (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
Philip Bottomley .... dubbing editor
Selwyn Petterson .... dubbing editor
Malcolm Stewart .... sound (as Malcolm Steward)
Bill Creed .... sound (uncredited)
 
Visual Effects by
Ray Harryhausen .... creator of visual effects
Arthur Hayward .... creature sculptor (uncredited)
Gerald Larn .... matte painter (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Alec Mills .... camera operator
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Tony Pueo .... wardrobe supervisor (as Antonio Pueo)
 
Music Department
Jerome Moross .... conductor
Gary Hughes .... orchestrator (uncredited)
 
Other crew
Gladys Goldsmith .... continuity
Juan Maján .... horse master (as Juan Majan)
Antonio Saura .... title designer
 
Crew believed to be complete


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Runtime:
96 min
Country:
Language:
Color:
Color (Technicolor)
Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (Westrex Recording System)
Certification:
Australia:PG | UK:A (original rating) (passed with cuts) | UK:U (video re-rating) (2003) | UK:12 (video rating) (1995) | USA:G

Did You Know?

Trivia:
Due to a mishearing of the word "fuck" by the BBFC the 1995 video release was wrongly given a '12' certificate. This was corrected for the 2003 DVD and the rating changed to a 'U' certificate.See more »
Goofs:
Miscellaneous: 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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Movie Connections:
Soundtrack:
Gypsy FlamencoSee more »

FAQ

Was this story based on an old legend?
Why does the Romany woman have the dwarf release Gwangi?
Is Gwangi an Allosaurus or a Tyrannosaurus?
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19 out of 24 people found the following review useful.
Great Plot and Special Effects, 20 March 2002
Author: warlorde from OKC, OK

I enjoy watching this movie, even though for some, it may be too thought provoking. Well maybe not, but it is original. I have it on VHS and pop it in every once in awhile just to enjoy the special effects. Ray Harryhausen was one of the best in this line of work. So watch the movie and relish in the escapism. Of course I am a sucker for dinosaur movies.

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