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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:
Cowboys lasso carnivorous creatures from the past. 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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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

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Trivia:
When this film was first conceived it was supposed to have been a follow-up to King Kong (1933), but was never made. However, an early B&W version of the "cowboys in Africa" footage was shot, and wound up being used in Mighty Joe Young (1949).See more »
Goofs:
Revealing mistakes: 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:
Professor Bromley:Don't you see...we must follow the gypsy trail to the forbidden valley because where there is one Eohippus there must be others. At least two, the sire and the mare, possibly more. Just think what you and Miss Breckenridge could do with a dozen Eohippi?See more »
Movie Connections:
Referenced in The Deadly Spawn (1983)See more »
Soundtrack:
Gypsy FlamencoSee more »

FAQ

Why does the Romany woman have the dwarf release Gwangi?
Why did the pterodactyl land on the ground instead of taking the boy up to its nest?
Is Gwangi an Allosaurus or a Tyrannosaurus?
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8 out of 9 people found the following review useful.
Cowboys lasso carnivorous creatures from the past., 8 July 2001
Author: Michael O'Keefe from Muskogee OK

Special effects master Ray Harryhausen is at the top of his game. What sounds corny turns out to be a very interesting cult classic. Jim O'Connolly directs this western meets science fiction thriller about cowboys discovering a lost valley of prehistoric monsters/creatures. These historical finds are then suppose to be the show saving performers in a traveling circus.

This turns out to be one the best dino movies you will ever see. The stop-motion animation is blended so well, it should take top billing. So many other movies are so fake in appearance...this project sticks out like a masterpiece.

The cast includes James Franciscus, Richard Carlson, Laurence Naismith and the alluring Miss Gila Golan.

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