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King Dinosaur (1955)

Not Rated | | Adventure, Sci-Fi | 17 June 1955 (USA)
A new planet moves into our solar system and four scientists (two couples) are sent to explore Planet Nova. In between romantic interludes, the cast faces an iguana masquerading as a Tyrannosaurus Rex.

Director:

Bert I. Gordon

Writers:

Bert I. Gordon (based on an original story by), Al Zimbalist (based on an original story by) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
William Bryant ... Dr. Ralph Martin (as Bill Bryant)
Wanda Curtis Wanda Curtis ... Dr. Patricia Bennett
Douglas Henderson Douglas Henderson ... Dr. Richard Gordon
Patti Gallagher Patti Gallagher ... Nora Pierce
Marvin Miller ... Narrator (voice)
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Storyline

Blasting off to a newly discovered planet called Nova, which moved into our solar system, four explorers behold a fantastic adventure. The mysterious new planet has similar characteristics of Earth, except it is home to terrifying monsters like giant snakes, giant ants, mutated alligators, and most terrifying of all, King Dinosaur, a strange lizard-like being that is a fatal threat to the explorers. Can these people survive this planet and escape? Written by Henry J. V. B-movie collector

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Mightiest Monster of Them All! See more »

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Adventure | Sci-Fi

Certificate:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

17 June 1955 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Rei Dinossauro See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Zimgor Productions See more »
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Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

The car belonging to Nora Pierce (seen early in the film) is a 1953 Nash Ambassador Super. See more »

Goofs

When Ralph makes the remark "It'll be a lot easier to find our way in the daylight," it is very clear from the light shining through the trees that the film is shooting the scene day-for-night. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Narrator: On April 23rd, the word to start comes from Washington. Underneathly, our finest research laboratories change over to this all important project, the building of a passenger carrying rocketship. Every security measure is taken. Test upon test must be made to develop, improve, create, evolve.
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featuring Little Joe--The Honey Bear See more »

Connections

Featured in Mystery Science Theater 3000: King Dinosaur (1990) See more »

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Bert I Gordon, Before He Reached His Pinnacle
17 April 2001 | by XPDaySee all my reviews

Yes, it really is THAT bad. Armadillos and stock footage standing in as dinosaurs, V2 launch films run in reverse to depict a landing, nuking the new planet to save it... well, I could go on.

Godon's later films, expecially the "Amazing Colossal" movies, provide great guilty pleasures. King Dinosaur, however, can't even provide that. And I had to watch it five times to be certain. It's interesting mainly for what it said about the movie-going public of 1954.

COULD BE ON THE 100 WORST LIST.


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