The Valley of Gwangi (1969)

95 mins | Science fiction | 1969

Director:

Jim O'Connolly

Writer:

William E. Bast

Producer:

Charles H. Schneer

Cinematographer:

Erwin Hillier

Production Designer:

Gil Parrondo

Production Company:

Morningside Pictures
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HISTORY

Produced in Spain. Prerelease title: The Valley--Where Time Stood Still ... More Less

Produced in Spain. Prerelease title: The Valley--Where Time Stood Still . More Less

CAST
PRODUCTION CREDITS
NAME
PARENT COMPANY
PRODUCTION COMPANY
PRODUCTION TEXT
A Charles H. Schneer Production
DISTRIBUTION COMPANY
NAME
CREDITED AS
CREDIT
DIRECTORS
Asst dir
PRODUCERS
Assoc prod
WRITERS
Addl material
PHOTOGRAPHY
Dir of photog
Cam op
ART DIRECTOR
Art dir
FILM EDITOR
COSTUMES
Ward des
Ward supv
MUSIC
Mus comp & cond
VISUAL EFFECTS
Visual eff
PRODUCTION MISC
Prod mgr
Prod supv
Horsemaster
Title des
DETAILS
Alternate Title:
The Valley--Where Time Stood Still
Premiere Information:
Detroit opening: 11 June 1969
Copyright Claimant:
Morningside Pictures
Copyright Date:
1 June 1969
Copyright Number:
LP38136
Physical Properties:
Sound
Westrex
Color
Technicolor
Widescreen/ratio
Dynamation
Duration(in mins):
95
Country:
United States
SYNOPSIS

Promotor Tuck Kirby arrives in a small Mexican town to visit T. J. Breckenridge, his ex-partner and girl friend who now owns a financially troubled Wild West show. Tuck suggests that she sell the show and marry him, but T. J. boasts of a new attaction that promises to make her wealthy. She shows Tuck a miniature horse which she obtained from Carlos, a gypsy who defied native superstition by removing the creature from the nearby Forbidden Valley. Baffled, Tuck takes the tiny animal to British paleontologist Prof. Horace Bromley who claims that it belongs to a species believed to have been extinct for over 50 million years. Before the horse can be put on display, however, it is stolen by gypsies and returned to the Forbidden Valley. Despite warnings about Gwangi, the monstrous 14-foot reptile that rules the valley, Tuck, T. J., and several cowboys enter the area and find themselves in a prehistoric world. After one of the cowboys is carried off by a giant prehistoric creature, the men manage to capture Gwangi, and T. J. makes plans to put the monster on exhibition in her show. The gypsies intervene again, this time by setting the monster free. Gwangi kills the professor and rampages through the town until it traps Tuck and T. J. inside a cathedral. Tuck pierces the monster's skull with a lance, and Gwangi, after knocking over a burning lamp, dies in the fire as the two lovers ... +


Promotor Tuck Kirby arrives in a small Mexican town to visit T. J. Breckenridge, his ex-partner and girl friend who now owns a financially troubled Wild West show. Tuck suggests that she sell the show and marry him, but T. J. boasts of a new attaction that promises to make her wealthy. She shows Tuck a miniature horse which she obtained from Carlos, a gypsy who defied native superstition by removing the creature from the nearby Forbidden Valley. Baffled, Tuck takes the tiny animal to British paleontologist Prof. Horace Bromley who claims that it belongs to a species believed to have been extinct for over 50 million years. Before the horse can be put on display, however, it is stolen by gypsies and returned to the Forbidden Valley. Despite warnings about Gwangi, the monstrous 14-foot reptile that rules the valley, Tuck, T. J., and several cowboys enter the area and find themselves in a prehistoric world. After one of the cowboys is carried off by a giant prehistoric creature, the men manage to capture Gwangi, and T. J. makes plans to put the monster on exhibition in her show. The gypsies intervene again, this time by setting the monster free. Gwangi kills the professor and rampages through the town until it traps Tuck and T. J. inside a cathedral. Tuck pierces the monster's skull with a lance, and Gwangi, after knocking over a burning lamp, dies in the fire as the two lovers escape. +

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Offscreen Credit
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AFI Life Achievement Award

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