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Gorgo (1961)
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03.14.09

Gorgo (1961) 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.

Movie Tagline:
Neither Bombs, Bullets, Jets or Rockets Can Stop Gorgo...But This Little Boy Knew His Secret!

Title: Gorgo
Release Date: March 29, 1961
Runtime: 78 mins
Genre: Sci-Fi
All Genres: Sci-Fi
Languages: English, Irish Gaelic
Country: UK
Colors: Color
Sound: Mono
IMDB Rating: 5.4
Brimstone Pit Rating: 6.4 - (Rate This Horror Movie)
Category: Horror Movies Starting With G

MPAA Rating: Unrated

Director(s):
Eugene Lourie

Cast:
Bill Travers ...Joe Ryan
William Sylvester ...Sam Slade
Vincent Winter ...Sean
Christopher Rhodes ...McCartin
Joseph O'Conor ...Professor Hendricks
Bruce Seton ...Professor Flaherty
Martin Benson ...Dorkin
Maurice Kaufmann ...Radio Reporter
Basil Dignam ...Admiral Brooks
Barry Keegan ...Mate
Tommy Duggan ...First Naval Officer
Howard Lang ...First Colonel
Dervis Ward ...Bosun
John Breslin ...Soldier
Nigel Green ...Bulletin Announcer
Harvey Hall ...Squadron Leader
Brian Jackson ...Army Officer

Producer(s):
Wilfred Eades
Frank King
Herman King
Maurice King
James Leicester

Writer(s):
Robert L. Richards
Daniel James
Robert L. Richards
Daniel James

Composer(s):
Angelo Francesco Lavagnino




More Movie Taglines:
  • Neither Bombs, Bullets, Jets or Rockets Can Stop Gorgo...But This Little Boy Knew His Secret!
  • It's Alive !
  • Like nothing you've ever seen before!
  • This is the Big One! (British)
Movie Quote(s):
  • Radio Reporter: We prayed for a miracle. Maybe our prayers have been answered. A great city, overwhelmed, exhausted, lies helpless under the immeasurable power and ferocity of this towering apparition from before the dawn of history. Yet, as disdaining the pygmies under her feet, she turns back! Turns with her young, leaving the prostrate city, leaving the haunts of man, and leaving man himself to ponder the proud boast that he alone is lord of all creation.
Movie 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.
  • The film was originally set in Japan. Later, the King Brothers and Eugène Lourié thought of setting it in Paris, but that would have meant the monster would have had to wade about 100 miles up the Seine to get to the city. Finally, the location was changed to Ireland and England.
  • 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.
  • Eugène Lourié later acquired a 35mm print of the movie for private use and cut out all the stock footage military shots.
  • The ending was inspired by Eugène Lourié's daughter who cried at the end of the Behemoth the Sea Monster (1959) when the monster was killed. When this happened, he decided to let both monsters live.
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Keywords:
Monster, Sea Monster, Multiple Monsters, Mythological Reference, Circus  ...[more]


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