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.
Set in the ancient past when humans and dinosaurs lived together, a small tribe is struggling to survive by giving a sacrifice of a blond woman to their god, the sun, in return for ... See full summary »
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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
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When this film was first conceived it was supposed to have been a follow-up to King Kong (1933), but was never made. However, an early B&W version of the "cowboys in Africa" footage was shot, and wound up being used in Mighty Joe Young (1949). See more »
In the end chaos a number of people run into a church (pursued by the dinosaur). Some men outside try to open another set of very large church doors to let everyone back out to escape (or to assist in fighting the dinosaur once inside themselves). They are unable to open the doors, but keep trying to. In the utter chaos they surely cannot know how many people ran inside via another entrance, and the doors they are pulling are opaque. When the people trapped inside free themselves and emerge through the doors however (which were locked from the inside and that explains the difficulty the men outside had), the men outside see them come out, and immediately retire without looking inside and cease trying to help or get in, even though no words are exchanged. How did the men outside know the few people who emerged were the entire trapped contingent? For all they know there could still be people inside with the dinosaur. See more »
What's not to like here-James Franciscus, Gila Golan, Naismeth, the excellent Harryhausen Allosaurus F/X, the dino-elephant battle, the cowboys roping the dino scene, etc. Very nicely done. No great acting, of course, and nothing you haven't seen already in Kong or 100 other places, but its what they do with it here that makes it worth yer while.
Personally I always enjoy it when I see it; I think it's one of the better dino flix you can find pre-Jurassic Park.
*** outta ****, esp if you like Harryhousen's stuff.
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