Sunday, August 17, 2008

GORGO / King Brothers UK - 1961 / Music by Angelo Lavagnino

We're keeping the color flowing!.. Tonight's classic is another giant dinosaur movie directed by Eugene Lourie. The 3 King Brothers put together a pretty nice production, and, boy, when FAMOUS MONSTERS of FILMLAND featured GORGO on the cover, well, those were some great times!

Italian composer Angelo Lavagnino had an amazing career, seriously, with 200 composing credits alone, starting in 1948 (a great year, incidently!). The films he worked on are almost entirely Italian. The theme gets sappy, but, there's no love interest!.. Theme and Dorkin


Joe, here, sees something!! Too bad it doesn't look like he's under water!

Here's William (2001) Sylvester, Bill (THE GENIE) Travers and child actor Vincent (THE THREE LIVES OF TOMASINA) Winter. It's one strange triangle they have going here! To start with, William is an alcoholic and Bill is an abusive ass!.. And, even the kid can be a pain at times!

Here's one for Eegah!!.. Cheers!

I just love this shot! I think its the white walls on the trailer!

The guy on the right is Dorkin. If you're a MST3K fan, then, you probably know all the great 'Dorkin' jokes they did when they cut this one up!!

Yow, the things they could pass off as entertainment back in 1961!.. And, Dorkin's a high class guy!!

But, when they try to string up Xmas lights on Gorgo, man, that's the limit!!

I cannot remember the last time you could get a banana at the circus!!.. And, those two ladies crack me up!

That cannot be comfortable!

I think they just figured out that Gorgo... is a baby!!

Yep! Pretty much!.. Here comes the BIG one!

Tough guy London punks start crying for their mommies!!

DAAMMMNN!!.. No wonder!!



Gorgo KO's Big Ben!! (And, the crowd goes wild!)

Yeah, where's your cotton candy, now?!!

Great still! Gorgo's up there with Coca Cola and a coo-coo clock!


1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Another stellar and sentimental post. Gorgo was the first movie I ever saw without a grown-up in attendence with me. I was seven years old and went with two other neighborhood kids that were a year or so older than me. I remember seeing an ad for it on tv and bugging my mom about it. It was a good kid movie, monsters (of course) and a sweet ending. Don K.

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