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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 Ryan
William Sylvester ... Sam Slade
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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Action | Drama | Horror | Sci-Fi

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

The original script had no military action indicated. Director Eugène Lourié argued that gunfire would kill a beast, no matter how big. The King Brothers wanted guns and they got them. See more »

Goofs

The sailors put into port on what is supposed to be a small island off the West coast of Ireland. They encounter a local, and ask him a question, which he answers in Irish (Gaelic): "Cad a dhéanfaimid anois?" whilst gesturing in the direction they need to travel. This means, "What will we do now?" Anybody who understood this will wonder why he would answer in this way, until later in the film, when it gradually emerges that this is what he always says when required to utter a line that we are not supposed to understand. There is actually one occasion when the phrase used fits the situation. See more »

Quotes

Radio Reporter: Picadilly. The heart of London. Words can't describe it. There's been nothing like it, not even the worst of the Blitz! This section is complete shambles. People running, mad with fear.
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Featured in Creepy Classics (1987) See more »

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Good British Godzilla
24 July 2000 | by bob doveSee all my reviews

Gee,after reading all the comments from the MST3K-wannabes,I'm not sure whether I should say that I enjoyed "Gorgo",that the special effects were quite adequate,if not outstanding,that Travers,Sylvester,and Winters do quite well in the acting department,and that it has a really nice Angelo Lavagnino musical score.Oh well,I'll say it anyway..........


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