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Gorgo (1961) was a Science Fiction - Horror Film directed by Eugène Lourié and produced by Frank King, Maurice King and Wilfred Eades.

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Gorgo (1961)

By Beatrice on May 27, 2017 From Flickers in Time

Gorgo Directed by Eugene Lourie Written by Robert L. Richards and Daniel James 1961/UK King Brothers Production First viewing/Amazon Instant If you are in the mood to smile at a ridiculous monster and some bad special effects, this British?Godzilla/King Kong rip-off could be just the ticket. A co... Read full article


61 Days of Halloween: Gorgo (1961)

By Bernardo Villela on Oct 8, 2013 From The Movie Rat

This is another selection that came to me by way of Stephen King’s list of horror films in Danse Macabre. I have to admit, I chuckled a bit and had some trepidation when I saw that this was a monster movie. After all I’m fairly sure that during the period from which King curated the list... Read full article


GORGO On Blu-ray

By Dan Day Jr. on Mar 22, 2013 From The Hitless Wonder Movie Blog

GORGO (made in 1959, released in 1961) is one of the most famous, and unique, of the classic giant monster movies. It's unique because the title monster is a guy in a suit--but it wasn't made in Japan. VCI Entertainment has just released GORGO on an impressive Blu-ray jammed packed with features. ... Read full article


GORGO On Blu-ray

By Dan Day Jr. on Mar 22, 2013 From The Hitless Wonder Movie Blog

GORGO (made in 1959, released in 1961) is one of the most famous, and unique, of the classic giant monster movies. It's unique because the title monster is a guy in a suit--but it wasn't made in Japan. VCI Entertainment has just released GORGO on an impressive Blu-ray jammed packed with features. ... Read full article


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[During a scuba dive, the men glimpse Gorgo and hurriedly return to the boat]
Joe Ryan: What did you see, Sam?
Sam Slade: I don't know. But whatever it was, I never want to see it again.


Sam Slade: We might be able to catch it in the nets. But how do you propose to kill a thing like that?
Joe Ryan: Oh, I don't know. Dynamite, maybe?
Sam Slade: Ever stop to think what a thing like that might be worth alive?


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The concept for the British poster art and lobby cards was that the face of Gorgo was not revealed. The idea is based on the line of dialogue in the film from Martin Benson, that Gorgo's name is derived from the Gorgon sisters of Greek mythology. The sight of their faces would turn you to stone.
When Gorgo is being driven through Piccadilly Circus the West End cinema London Pavilion is showing the Hammer version of The Mummy.
The film had its London Premiere on 27 October 1961 at the London Pavilion, the theater seen in the scene where Gorgo is being driven through Piccadilly Circus, and was double-billed with My World Dies Screaming. It went on its suburban London release on the ABC circuit on 27 November 1961.
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