Bert I. Gordon

Bert I. Gordon

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

Lowest Rated: 0% Village of the Giants (1965)

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 Secrets of a Psychopath Director,
Screenwriter,
Executive Producer
- 2014
No Score Yet 67% 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
6% 25% Empire of the Ants Director,
Producer
- 1977
24% 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 33% The Mad Bomber Director - 1972
No Score Yet 33% The Witching Director,
Producer
- 1972
No Score Yet No Score Yet How to Succeed With Sex Director - 1970
No Score Yet 56% Picture Mommy Dead Director,
Producer
- 1966
0% 19% Village of the Giants Director - 1965
29% 26% The Magic Sword Director,
Producer
- 1962
No Score Yet 18% Tormented Director,
Producer
- 1960
No Score Yet 11% The Boy and the Pirates Director,
Producer
- 1960
No Score Yet 30% Earth vs. the Spider Director - 1958
No Score Yet No Score Yet Fantastic Puppet People Director - 1958
No Score Yet 14% War of the Colossal Beast Director,
Producer
- 1958
No Score Yet 28% Attack of the Puppet People Director,
Writer (Story),
Producer
- 1958
38% 20% The Amazing Colossal Man Director,
Writer (Screenplay),
Producer
- 1957
No Score Yet 5% The Cyclops Director,
Screenwriter,
Producer
- 1957
No Score Yet 21% Beginning of the End Director,
Producer
- 1957
No Score Yet 3% King Dinosaur Director,
Screenwriter,
Producer
- 1955
No Score Yet No Score Yet Serpent Island Director - 1954

TV

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet RiffTrax Director 2014

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