Bert I. Gordon

Birthday: Apr 8, 1895
Birthplace: Not Available
After Roger Corman, Bert I. Gordon was the most reliable and distinctive director/producer to come out of American International Pictures during the late '50s. A one-time maker of television commercials, Gordon specialized in "gimmick" movies, usually involving giants or gigantic animals. His first two films, King Dinosaur and The Beginning of the End, were fairly crude even by the standards of the mid '50s, involving giant lizards and locusts, respectively. The Cyclops showed somewhat more promise, with its story about a man transformed into a one-eyed monster by atomic radiation, and The Amazing Colossal Man, made for American International, was a major hit. Gordon followed this with Attack of the Puppet People, about a scientist who shrinks people to doll size, while The Spider (aka Earth vs. the Spider) was about a giant spider that attacks a small town. Gordon tried other forms of fantasy film during the '60s, but giantism always served him well in pictures like Village of the Giants (about juvenile delinquents --led by Beau Bridges, no less--who grow to mammoth proportions). During the '70s, he scored two very minor hits with Food of the Gods and Empire of the Ants (both loosely based on works by H.G. Wells), both dealing with giantism and sporting ludicrous special effects. And for anyone who has never noticed it, Bert I. Gordon's initials do spell the word "BIG."

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

CREDIT
No Score Yet Secrets of a Psychopath Executive Producer Director Screenwriter 2014
No Score Yet How To Succeed With Sex Screenwriter Director 2012
No Score Yet Satan's Princess Producer Director 1990
No Score Yet The Big Bet Screenwriter Director Producer 1985
No Score Yet Let's Do It Director 1982
No Score Yet The One and Only Screenwriter 1978
0% Empire of the Ants Director 1977
24% The Food of the Gods Director Screenwriter Producer 1976
No Score Yet The Mad Bomber Producer Screenwriter Director 1973
No Score Yet Necromancy (The Witching) (A Life for a Life) (Horror-Attack) (Rosemary's Disciples) (The Toy Factory) Director Screenwriter Producer 1972
No Score Yet Picture Mommy Dead Producer Director 1966
0% Village of the Giants Director Producer 1965
33% The Magic Sword Producer 1962
No Score Yet Tormented Director Producer Screenwriter 1960
No Score Yet The Boy and the Pirates Producer Director 1960
No Score Yet Earth vs. the Spider Producer Director 1958
No Score Yet War of the Colossal Beast Screenwriter Director Producer 1958
No Score Yet Attack of the Puppet People Director Producer Screenwriter 1958
No Score Yet The Cyclops Director Screenwriter Producer 1957
No Score Yet Beginning of the End Director Producer 1957
38% The Amazing Colossal Man Screenwriter Director Producer 1957
No Score Yet King Dinosaur Producer Director 1955
No Score Yet Serpent Island Screenwriter Director Producer 1954
No Score Yet Show Business Himself 1944
No Score Yet Thank Your Lucky Stars Patient 1943
No Score Yet New Faces of 1937 Count Mischa Moody 1937

TV

CREDIT
No Score Yet The Dick Van Dyke Show
1961-1966
Himself
  • 1966
  • 1964

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