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Director:
Writers:
William Bast (screenplay)
Julian More (additional material)
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Release Date:
25 July 1969 (West Germany) 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 »
User Reviews:
Highly entertaining. See more (61 total) »

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)
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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 
 
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)
 
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
Gerald Larn .... matte painter (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Alec Mills .... camera operator
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
John Furniss .... wardrobe designer
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
 

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Additional Details

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Runtime:
96 min
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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

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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:
Continuity: When Lope's shirt is torn, the rip changes sides several times.See more »
Quotes:
Tia Zorina:He who takes from Gwangi the evil one is cursed.
Carlos:Only by an old woman's tongue.
Tia Zorina:I tell you, if he does not go back to the forbidden vally we shall all suffer a terrible fate. My eyes are blind but I can still see the signs.
Carlos:Keep your superstitions to yourself, old woman.
Tia Zorina:Fool! One day he will learn to obey the law of Gwangi, or like his brother he will perish!
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Movie Connections:
Featured in Return to the Valley (2003) (V)See more »
Soundtrack:
Gypsy FlamencoSee more »

FAQ

Why did the pterodactyl land on the ground instead of taking the boy up to its nest?
Is Gwangi an Allosaurus or a Tyrannosaurus?
Was this story based on an old legend?
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6 out of 7 people found the following review useful.
Highly entertaining., 2 June 2001
Author: SanDiego from California, U.S.A.

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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