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Gorgo (1961)

Unrated | | Horror, Sci-Fi | 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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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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It's Alive ! See more »

Genres:

Horror | Sci-Fi

Certificate:

Unrated | See all certifications »

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Trivia

At 1:09:59 we see 10 Downing Street, London's equivalent to 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue in Washington, DC. See more »

Goofs

The radio reporter refers to Tower Bridge as one of London's oldest landmarks - in fact, it was barely 65 years between its opening and the film's release. The Tower of London is close by - approximately 850 years older, but much less spectacular to destroy. 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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Connections

Referenced in Svengoolie: Devil Doll (2021) See more »

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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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Country:

UK

Language:

English | Irish

Release Date:

29 March 1961 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Sound Mix:

Mono (Westrex Recording System)

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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