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Clash of the Titans
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Director:
Writer:
Beverley Cross (written by)
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Release Date:
12 June 1981 (USA) See more »
Tagline:
An Epic Entertainment Spectacular! See more »
Plot:
Perseus must battle both Medusa and the Kraken to save the Princess Andromeda. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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Awards:
2 wins & 6 nominations See more »
User Reviews:
Setting things straight See more (192 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Laurence Olivier ... Zeus

Claire Bloom ... Hera

Maggie Smith ... Thetis

Ursula Andress ... Aphrodite

Jack Gwillim ... Poseidon

Susan Fleetwood ... Athena

Pat Roach ... Hephaestus

Harry Hamlin ... Perseus

Judi Bowker ... Andromeda

Burgess Meredith ... Ammon

Siân Phillips ... Cassiopeia

Flora Robson ... A Stygian Witch
Anna Manahan ... A Stygian Witch

Freda Jackson ... A Stygian Witch

Tim Pigott-Smith ... Thallo

Neil McCarthy ... Calibos

Donald Houston ... Acrisius
Vida Taylor ... Danae
Harry Jones ... Huntsman
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Tony Clarkin ... Arab Prince (uncredited)
Ian Durrant ... Peasant (uncredited)

Mike Edmonds ... Dwarf (uncredited)
Ferdinando Poggi ... Guard (uncredited)
Richard Sidoli ... Greek Soldier (uncredited)
Fred Wood ... Slave (of Calibos) (uncredited)

Directed by
Desmond Davis 
 
Writing credits
Beverley Cross (written by)

Produced by
Ray Harryhausen .... producer
John Palmer .... associate producer
Charles H. Schneer .... producer
 
Original Music by
Laurence Rosenthal 
 
Cinematography by
Ted Moore (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
Timothy Gee 
 
Casting by
Joyce Agu  (as Joyce Robinson)
Sam Christensen 
Irene Lamb 
 
Production Design by
Frank White 
 
Art Direction by
Giorgio Desideri 
Fernando González  (as Fernando Gonzalez)
Peter Howitt 
Don Picton 
 
Costume Design by
Emma Porteous 
 
Makeup Department
Colin Arthur .... masks
Stephanie Kaye .... hair stylist
Basil Newall .... makeup artist
Connie Reeve .... makeup artist
Christine Allsopp .... makeup trainee (uncredited)
Nick Maley .... prosthetics technician (uncredited)
 
Production Management
Mario Pisani .... production supervisor: Italian
Luis Roberts .... production supervisor: Spanish
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Gerry Gavigan .... second assistant director
Terry Madden .... second assistant director
Anthony Waye .... first assistant director
 
Art Department
Colin Chilvers .... model maker
David Coley .... standby
Harry Cordwell .... set dresser
Bob Cross .... construction manager (as Robert Cross)
David Lusby .... production buyer
Bill MacLaren .... construction manager
Janet Stevens .... model maker
Cathy Hill .... painter: production paintings (uncredited)
Wally Hill .... props (uncredited)
Brian Muir .... sculptor (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
Robin Gregory .... sound mixer
Graham V. Hartstone .... dubbing mixer
Nicolas Le Messurier .... dubbing mixer
Gordon K. McCallum .... chief dubbing mixer
Terry Poulton .... sound effects editor
Terry Sharratt .... boom operator (as Terry Sharrat)
 
Special Effects by
Brian Smithies .... floor/physical effects
María Luisa Pino .... apprentice special effects and make up (uncredited)
 
Visual Effects by
Steven Archer .... assistant to Ray Harryhausen
Dennis Bartlett .... blue screen technician
Cliff Culley .... special miniatures
Jim Danforth .... assistant to Ray Harryhausen
Roy Field .... special opticals
Ray Harryhausen .... creator of special visual effects
Frank Van der Veer .... special opticals (as Frank Van Der Veer)
Martin Body .... rostrum/matte cameraman (uncredited)
Costas Charitou .... titles & opticals: Camera Effects Ltd (uncredited)
Jim Danforth .... animator (uncredited)
Dawn King .... junior to Ray Harryhausen (uncredited)
David Smith .... optical cameraman: Camera Effects Ltd (uncredited)
 
Stunts
Ferdinando Poggi .... stunt coordinator
Ralph Faulkner .... fight choreographer (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Mike Bulley .... clapper loader
Anthony Gaudioz .... focus puller (as Tony Gaudioz)
Keith Hamshere .... still photographer
John May .... chief electrician
Mike Roberts .... camera operator
Jimmy Spoard .... camera grip
Egil S. Woxholt .... underwater and aerial cameraman
David Johnson .... second assistant camera (uncredited)
Marc Wolff .... camera pilot (uncredited)
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Keith Denny .... wardrobe supervisor
Helen Gill .... wardrobe mistress
Yvonne Zarb Cousin .... wardrobe assistant (uncredited)
 
Editorial Department
Christopher Thompson .... assistant editor
Joe Gallagher .... second assistant editor (uncredited)
 
Location Management
Bryan Coates .... location manager
 
Music Department
Robin Clarke .... music editor
Herbert W. Spencer .... orchestrator
Gordon Langford .... orchestrator (uncredited)
Harry V. Lojewski .... music supervisor: MGM (uncredited)
London Symphony Orchestra .... music performed by (uncredited)
 
Other crew
Norma Hazelden .... production assistant
George Marshall .... production accountant
Doreen Soan .... continuity
Ann Tasker .... unit publicist
Enzo Sisti .... accountant (uncredited)
 
Crew verified as complete


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Additional Details

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Runtime:
118 min
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Language:
Color:
Color (Metrocolor)
Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Dolby (as Dolby Stereo)
Certification:
Australia:PG | Australia:NRC (original rating) | Canada:PG (Manitoba/Ontario) | Canada:A (Nova Scotia) | Canada:13+ (Quebec) | Finland:K-16 (original rating) (1981) | Finland:K-12 (re-rating) (1981) | Iceland:12 | Netherlands:6 | Norway:16 | Singapore:PG | Sweden:15 | UK:A (original rating) (passed with cuts) | UK:15 (tv rating) | UK:12 (video re-rating) (2006) | UK:12 (DVD rating) (2005) | UK:15 (video rating) (1987) | USA:PG (certificate #25716) | West Germany:12

Did You Know?

Trivia:
Laurence Olivier was so ill during the making of the film, he would often go and lean on his tall, burly co-star Pat Roach, saying, "Let me draw some of your strength, dear boy."See more »
Goofs:
Anachronisms: When Perseus is invisible, he leaves footprints which are those of modern shoes, not sandals.See more »
Quotes:
Ammon:I was partial to tragedy in my youth. That was before experience taught me that life was tragical enough without my having to write about it.See more »
Movie Connections:
Soundtrack:
PegasusSee more »

FAQ

Why are there no Titans in this movie?
How does the riddle go that Perseus had to solve in order to win Andromeda's hand in marriage?
Which real mythological figures are depicted in this movie?
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95 out of 130 people found the following review useful.
Setting things straight, 28 November 2001
Author: (Guy-64) from Belgium

I am not here to comment on the admittedly laughable acting. I am not here to ridicule the uninteresting and thoroughly unoriginal storyline. But if anyone, anywhere in the world, endeavours to say a bad word about Ray Harryhausen's special effects, that's where my moral sense of outrage kicks in and I jump into action. Harryhausen's efforts may not closely resemble the flashy, ultrareal CGI-effects we're used to seeing right now. Heck, they may even be primitive for the time they were made in. But darnit, they're vintage! What Harryhausen and his two (that's right, just two!) assistants bring us is unfiltered movie magic, and one of the last true testaments to a dying artform. I know at least a few people who agree with me, which is always a comfort.

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