The Valley of Gwangi (1969)

Director
Jim O'Connolly

Main cast
James Franciscus; Gila Golan; Richard Carlson; Laurence Naismith; Freda Jackson

Genres
Thriller, Fantasy, Action, Sci-Fi, Western

Description
A turn of the century wild west show struggling to make a living in Mexico comes into the possession of a tiny prehistoric horse. This leads to an expedition to the Forbidden Valley where they discover living dinosaurs. They capture one and take it back to be put on display, leading to inevitable mayhem.


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