Friday, March 27, 2009

Friday Nights Frights: The Valley of Gwangi (1969)

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Welcome to tonight's episode of Friday Night Frights.

Last week we had soldiers and werewolves, this week we have cowboys and dinosaurs!

Tonight's feature is a classic dinosaur movie from 1969, with some great stop-motion special effects by the genius Ray Harryhausen. I remember loving this on TV when I was a kid.

The Valley of Gwangi was directed by Jim O'Connolly; the cast includes James Franciscus, Gila Golan, Richard Carlson, and Laurence Naismith.

Cowboy James Franciscus seeks fame and fortune by capturing an Allosaurus living in the Forbidden Valley and putting it in a Mexican circus. Guess what happens?

Here's the full movie, in a playlist:

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