Bert I. Gordon - Rotten Tomatoes

Bert I. Gordon

Highest Rated:   38% The Amazing Colossal Man (1957)
Lowest Rated:   0% Empire of the Ants (1977)
Birthday:  
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

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
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

Quotes from Bert I. Gordon's Characters

No quotes approved yet.