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Gorgo (1961)

Unrated | | Action, Drama, Horror | 29 March 1961 (USA)
Greedy sailors capture a giant lizard off the coast of Ireland and sell it to a London circus. Then its mother shows up.

Director:

Eugène Lourié (as Eugene Lourie)

Writers:

Robert L. Richards (screen story), Daniel James (screen story) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Bill Travers ... Joe
William Sylvester ... Sam
Vincent Winter Vincent Winter ... Sean
Christopher Rhodes Christopher Rhodes ... McCartin
Joseph O'Conor ... Prof. Hendricks
Bruce Seton ... Prof. Flaherty
Martin Benson ... Dorkin
Maurice Kaufmann ... Radio Reporter (as Maurice Kauffman)
Basil Dignam ... Admiral
Barry Keegan Barry Keegan ... Mate
Tommy Duggan Tommy Duggan ... 1st Naval Officer (as Thomas Duggan)
Howard Lang ... 1st Colonel
Dervis Ward Dervis Ward ... Bosun
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Storyline

A salvage vessle is nearly sunk off the Irish coast by an undersea earthquake. A few nights later, a walking sea monster tangles with the fishing boats and enters the town. The salvage vessel captures Gorgo and takes it to London for display. Gorgo's mother, who is upset and significantly larger follows his trail to London leaving a wake of destruction in her path. Written by John Vogel <jlvogel@comcast.net>

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Taglines:

Neither Bombs, Bullets, Jets or Rockets Can Stop Gorgo...But This Little Boy Knew His Secret! See more »

Genres:

Action | Drama | Horror | Sci-Fi

Certificate:

Unrated | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Country:

UK

Language:

English | Irish

Release Date:

29 March 1961 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Fornaldar-skrímslið See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

King Brothers Productions See more »
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono (Westrex Recording System)

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

This was one of 15 films considered for an Academy Award for Special Effects. See more »

Goofs

When the ship lowers a bathysphere to look for baby Gorgo, the captain says the depth is 10 fathoms, which is 60 feet, but the height of Gorgo is later stated to be 65 feet. Gorgo was five feet taller than the water he was in. See more »

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Radio Reporter: Bridge is gone! One of London's oldest landmarks smashed like matchwood! Nothing has stopped this beast so far, nothing!
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Highly enjoyable monster-on-the-loose flick.
7 March 2003 | by HumanoidOfFleshSee all my reviews

"Gorgo" is actually one of the most enjoyable trash movies ever made.The monster is really funny-looking and the action is fast and exciting.The film will surely make you smile on some occasions.The acting is okay and the special effects are pretty good considering the year in which the film was made.7 out of 10.Check it out!


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