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The first U.S. spaceship to Venus crash-lands off the coast of Sicily on its return trip. A dangerous, lizard-like creature comes with it and quickly grows gigantic.
Since he planned to use a real elephant for some of the footage in the zoo, Ray Harryhausen asked for one that was 15 feet tall, but the film was only able to procure an eight-foot-tall one for him. In order to make the elephant look much bigger, a 4'6" actor was cast to play the zookeeper.
Pepe! Is it your desire that the fishes, they swim away? Come on! Pull up on the net, here.
(at around 10 mins) The US mission control bods are told that the rocket has come down off the coast of Sicily near the small fishing village of Gerra. They don't know exactly where that is so go to a large world map on the wall and one of them points to a location on it, saying, "There it is." As is obvious from the map size and can actually be seen shortly after, the map is of such a small scale that it shows only major cities so would in no way enable a small fishing village to be located.
Opening credits prologue: A FISHING VILLAGE IN SICILY
In 2007 a computer-colorized version was released. The 50th Anniversary Edition on DVD and Blu-ray includes both the original black & white and colorized versions.
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