Monday, July 29, 2013

THE 3 WORLDS OF GULLIVER / Columbia Pictures - 1960

It's another Monsterous Monday with Tabonga, here at The Dungeon!.. Ray Harryhausen worked on THE 7th VOYAGE OF SINBAD prior to Gulliver, MYSTERIOUS ISLAND would come next. This famous Jonathan Swift story's about Dr. Lemuel Gulliver, a bored man with ideas of leaving his small village to persue bigger dreams. He takes a boat to India but during a storm he's washed off the deck and ends up on an island inhibitated by tiny people. The next place he visits has giant people, so, in the three worlds of Gulliver he's normal sized, a giant and a mini man.

Eegah!! sent over this very musical soundclip by composer Bernard Herrmann from the movie, sooooo, you can push the big red 'GO' button over there next to the giant amoeba, NOW, Ralphie The Tarantula! Here's our audio offering for... THE 3 WORLDS OF GULLIVER!

Kerwin (JACK THE GIANT KILLER) Mathews plays Gulliver, Jo (13 GHOSTS) Morrow plays his befuddled fiance, Gwendolyn. Has a ring to it, Gwendolyn and Gulliver...

This is probably the most famous scene from the story. What strikes me here is that he's on the beach, laying on sand, I don't think those ropes or stakes would really do anything to prevent him from easily getting up!

Gulliver becomes a popular giant among men, he can be very helpful when it comes to doing the big jobs!

He even prevents a war by scaring off the invaders and towing away their war boats!

In celebrating their victory, the lil' ones do their own version of a hat dance!

After leaving the land of little people, he lands on the shore of giant people! Lo and behold, Gwendolyn is already there, living in her own doll palace!

Gwen and Gull are attacked by this oversized squirrel, he's saved when the little girl that found him drops her pig-tail into the hole he's trapped in!

The movie just wouldn't be complete without this giant chess set.

Gulliver's captors turn on him and he has to do battle with this big ol' mean as Hell gator!

Gulliver and Gwendolyn escape and it's a harrowing adventure until they can barely get away. That's them in the basket.

Luckily, they make it back to the land of normal sized junk!!


Grant said...

Being crazy about reptiles, the alligator scene is about the only part I don't like. But thank heaven it's a HARRYHAUSEN movie, which means that you see animation, instead of some REAL reptile getting stabbed! (You know the ones I mean.)

TABONGA! said...

Grant, we're on the same page with you about animal cruelty, here at The Dungeon!

Eegah!! said...

Yeah, my sentiment too! As long as it's fake, it's okay, but other than that, leave them critters alone!

Grant said...

In fact, at the same time I was first looking at this review, my cat brought a snake into the house! Luckily I got it away from her, and neither one was hurt. But it's kind of a coincidence.

TABONGA! said...

Kinda weird Grant, glad no one was hurt, phew!

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