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Gorgo (1961)

Unrated | | Action, Adventure, Drama | 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 Ryan
William Sylvester ... Sam Slade
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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Neither Bombs, Bullets, Jets or Rockets Can Stop Gorgo...But This Little Boy Knew His Secret! See more »


Certificate:

Unrated | See all certifications »

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Country:

UK

Language:

English | Irish

Release Date:

29 March 1961 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Fornaldar-skrímslið See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono (Westrex Recording System)

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Scenes in which the baby Gorgo is driven through London were shot on a Sunday morning, which meant hardly anyone was in the streets. This was then explained away by a "TV announcer" who said that people were told to stay indoors. See more »

Goofs

As she is rampaging through London, Gorgo's mother knocks over a wall of bricks with the company name "Robinson" more than once. See more »

Quotes

Sam Slade: We might be able to catch it in the nets. But how do you propose to kill a thing like that?
Joe Ryan: Oh, I don't know. Dynamite, maybe?
Sam Slade: Ever stop to think what a thing like that might be worth alive?
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Referenced in Rampage (2018) See more »

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A good British attempt at Godzilla
6 March 2002 | by chris_gaskin123See all my reviews

Gorgo is the third of the monster on the loose movies to be directed by Eugene Lourie. It came two years after The Giant Behemoth and was the only monster movie to be directed by him to be made in colour.

This is an excellent movie with great special effects. This is the British version of Godzilla and the monsters look impressive, despite them being men in monster suits. The acting in this is quite good and there is an excellent music score too. This was made towards the end of the craze for giant monster movies.

This movie is a must for monster movie fans and I enjoyed it very much.

This is British monster movie action at its best. Enjoy!

Rating: 4 stars out of 5.


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