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      Bert I. Gordon

      Bert I. Gordon

      Highest Rated: 38% The Amazing Colossal Man (1957)

      Lowest Rated: 5% Empire of the Ants (1977)

      Birthday: Sep 24, 1922

      Birthplace: Kenosha, Wisconsin, USA

      B-movie director Bert I. Gordon specialized in low-budget flicks that featured giant creatures putting humanity in peril. Growing up in Kenosha, Wisconsin, Gordon made home movies in 16mm and, after graduating college, started out directing and producing television commercials. In 1954, he relocated to Los Angeles to produce and direct bottom-barrel sci-fi films and television shows. American International Pictures took him on in 1957, the same year he directed, produced, and co-wrote "The Amazing Colossal Man," the first of a long line of giant monster pics. He often collaborated with his wife, Flora M. Gordon, on the films' special effects, which predominantly required rear-projection enlargements. "Village of the Giants," "Empire of the Ants," and several other over-the-top, schlocky horror-comedies carried him through the '70s. Actress Joan Collins appeared in 1977's "Empire of the Ants," later deeming it her worst acting experience. His films, never positively received by critics or mainstream moviegoers, later attained a cult-like magnetism. In fact, Gordon had more films than any other director shown on the spoof series "Mystery Science Theater 3000."

      Filmography

      Movies

      Credit
      No Score Yet No Score Yet RiffTrax: The Magic Sword Director - 2015
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Secrets of a Psychopath Director,
      Screenwriter,
      Executive Producer
      - 2014
      No Score Yet 57% Satan's Princess Director - 1990
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Big Bet Director - 1986
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Let's Do It Director - 1982
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Burned at the Stake Director - 1981
      5% 25% Empire of the Ants Director,
      Producer
      - 1977
      18% 26% The Food of the Gods Director,
      Producer
      - 1976
      No Score Yet No Score Yet A Life for a Life Director - 1973
      No Score Yet 35% The Mad Bomber Director - 1972
      No Score Yet 29% The Witching Director,
      Producer
      - 1972
      No Score Yet No Score Yet How to Succeed With Sex Director - 1970
      No Score Yet 55% Picture Mommy Dead Director,
      Producer
      - 1966
      17% 20% Village of the Giants Director - 1965
      29% 27% The Magic Sword Director,
      Producer
      - 1962
      No Score Yet 10% The Boy and the Pirates Director,
      Producer
      - 1960
      No Score Yet 20% Tormented Director,
      Producer
      - 1960
      No Score Yet 30% Earth vs. the Spider Director,
      Producer
      - 1958
      No Score Yet 29% Attack of the Puppet People Director,
      Writer,
      Producer
      - 1958
      No Score Yet 13% War of the Colossal Beast Director,
      Producer
      - 1958
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Fantastic Puppet People Director - 1958
      No Score Yet 5% The Cyclops Director,
      Screenwriter,
      Producer
      - 1957
      No Score Yet 21% Beginning of the End Director,
      Producer
      - 1957
      38% 22% The Amazing Colossal Man Director,
      Screenwriter,
      Producer
      - 1957
      No Score Yet 3% King Dinosaur Director,
      Screenwriter,
      Producer
      - 1955
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Serpent Island Director - 1954