A cowboy named Tuck Kirby seeks fame and fortune by capturing an Allosaurus living in the Forbidden Valley and putting it in a Mexican circus. His victim, called the Gwangi, turns out to have an aversion to being shown in public.

Director:

Jim O'Connolly (as James O'Connolly)

Writers:

William Bast (screenplay) (as William E. Bast), Julian More (additional material)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
James Franciscus ... Tuck Kirby
Gila Golan ... T.J. Breckenridge
Richard Carlson ... Champ Connors
Laurence Naismith ... Professor Bromley
Freda Jackson ... Tia Zorina - the Witch
Gustavo Rojo ... Carlos dos Orsos
Dennis Kilbane Dennis Kilbane ... Rowdy
Mario De Barros Mario De Barros ... Bean
Curtis Arden Curtis Arden ... Lope
Jose Burgos Jose Burgos ... The Dwarf
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Storyline

Cowboy James Franciscus seeks fame and fortune by capturing an Allosaurus living in the Forbidden Valley and putting it in a Mexican circus. His victim, called the Gwangi, turns out to have an aversion to being shown in public. Another film featuring the stop-action special effects talents of Ray Harryhausen. Written by Ray Hamel <hamel@primate.wisc.edu>

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Cowboys Battle Monsters in the Lost World of Forbidden Valley.


Certificate:

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Trivia

In the artwork, the Gwangi is green, like a giant lizard aka dinosaur would be. In the movie, however, Gwangi and the other prehistoric creatures are a dark purple color. See more »

Goofs

T.J. and other women in the Wild West show wear hairstyles, makeup, short skirts and booties typical of the late 1960s, when the movie was filmed, and not the period of the story, 60 years earlier. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Carlos: [yelling across a canyon] Miguel!
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Crazy Credits

In the closing credits cast list, Order #10 is GWANGI See more »

Alternate Versions

Many local TV stations delete the scene in which Gwangi, the allosaur, kills a circus elephant, claiming the scene depicts cruelty to animals. See more »

Connections

Featured in The Harryhausen Chronicles (1998) See more »

Soundtracks

Gypsy Flamenco
(uncredited)
Music by Roland Harker
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You will like this little big movie!
12 April 2000 | by win-3See all my reviews

If you are a fan of dinosaur movie,this one won't upset you.I do like a way the screenplay told the story to us.Good for all ages.Wonderfully initiative mixture of cowboy and dinosaur and love story!! ..Good acting and grand western music scores help support the pics very much.Its theme song is as good as a theme for "The Big Country"...I dare say.Also,as for special effects,I can't say anything more to Ray's attempts.

Certainly,this movie isn't the best.But it can entertain you much more than you expect.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English | Spanish

Release Date:

19 July 1969 (Japan) See more »

Also Known As:

The Valley--Where Time Stood Still See more »

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Technical Specs

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Sound Mix:

Mono (Westrex Recording System)

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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