The Valley of Gwangi

A Charles Schneer/Ray Harryhausen fantasy for Dynamation special effects fans only: a reworking of the King Kong structure that has turn-of-the-century Wild West show boss Franciscus venturing into Mexico's Forbidden Valley in search of prehistoric specimens. A formula writing credit for William Bast, one of the very few screenwriters to have been characterised on screen: by Michael Brandon in the telemovie James Dean, which tracked the friendship between the actor and Bast from UCLA to Dean's death.

Release details

Duration: 95 mins

Cast and crew

Director: James O'Connolly
Screenwriter: William E Bast
Cast: James Franciscus
Gila Golan
Richard Carlson
Laurence Naismith
Freda Jackson
Gustavo Rojo

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5 / 5

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Richard Freeman

I sopke to Ray Harryhausen about this film and he told me Gwangi (lizard in Spanish) is actually a Tyrannosaurs / Allosaurus hybrid.

Richard Freeman

I sopke to Ray Harryhausen about this film and he told me Gwangi (lizard in Spanish) is actually a Tyrannosaurs / Allosaurus hybrid.