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The Valley of Gwangi (1969)

G | | Adventure, Sci-Fi, Thriller | 1969 (UK)
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Cowboy James Franciscus seeks fame and fortune by capturing a Tyrannosaurus Rex living in the Forbidden Valley and putting it in a Mexican circus. His victim, called the Gwangi, turns out ... See full summary »

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

Complete credited cast:
... Tuck Kirby
... T.J.
... Champ
... Professor Bromley
... Tia Zorina - the Witch
... Carlos
Dennis Kilbane ... Rowdy
Mario De Barros ... Bean
Curtis Arden ... Lope
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Cowboy James Franciscus seeks fame and fortune by capturing a Tyrannosaurus Rex 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.


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The Valley--Where Time Stood Still  »

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(Westrex Recording System)

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(Technicolor)

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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Whereas all of Ray Harryhausen's past films had an "Approved" rating from the Motion Picture Association of America, the modern ratings system was introduced around this time, and this was the first film of his to get a "G" rating. See more »

Goofs

The pterodactyl picks Lope up by his shoulders, but when T.J. is cleaning his wounds there are several claw marks down his right side and none on his shoulders. See more »

Quotes

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

Opening credits prologue: Somewhere South of the Rio Grande . . . . . . . At the turn of the Century See more »

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Featured in Whose Line Is It Anyway?: Show No. 217 (2000) See more »

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Gypsy Flamenco
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Music by Roland Harker
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You will like this little big movie!
12 April 2000 | by See 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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