The Three Worlds of Gulliver

  • U
  • Jack Sher (1959)
  • UK
  • 94 min
Film Review
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3 out of 5

Despite the title, in this loose adaptation of Jonathan Swift's timeless classic novel Kerwin Mathews spends most of his time in just two worlds - among the giants of Brobdingnag and the little people of Lilliput. Playing down the satire in favour of family adventure, director Jack Sher here benefits from the expertise of a mostly British supporting cast that includes June Thorburn and Basil Sydney. But it's the "Superdynamation" back-projection work of effects maestro Ray Harryhausen that gives the action its fantastical feel. Equally impressive is Bernard Herrmann's soundtrack, written a year before his score for Psycho.

Plot Summary

Fantasy adventure starring Kerwin Mathews as ship's surgeon Lemuel Gulliver, who sets out on a voyage of discovery that leads him to the fantastic worlds of Lilliput and Brobdingnag.

Cast and crew

Cast

Dr Lemuel Gulliver
Kerwin Mathews
Gwendolyn
Jo Morrow
Elizabeth
June Thorburn
Reldresal
Lee Patterson
King Brobdingnag
Grégoire Aslan
Emperor of Lilliput
Basil Sydney
Makovan
Charles Lloyd Pack
Flimnap
Martin Benson
Queen Brobdingnag
Mary Ellis
Lord Bermogg
Peter Bull

Crew

Director
Jack Sher

Other Information

Language: 
English
Colour
Available on video and DVD
Certificate U
Categories
Drama

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