Bert I. Gordon


Director

About

Birth Place
Kenosha, Wisconsin, USA
Born
September 24, 1922

Photos & Videos

The Magic Sword - Lobby Card Set
Attack of the Puppet People - Lobby Cards
Tormented - Lobby Cards

Biography

Filmography

 

Director (Feature Film)

Satan's Princess (1990)
Director
The Big Bet (1986)
Director
Empire Of The Ants (1977)
Director
The Food Of The Gods (1976)
Director
The Mad Bomber (1973)
Director
Necromancy (1972)
Director
How to Succeed with Sex (1970)
Director
Picture Mommy Dead (1966)
Director
Village of the Giants (1965)
Director
The Magic Sword (1962)
Director
The Seven Curses of Lordac (1962)
Director
Tormented (1960)
Director
The Boy and the Pirates (1960)
Director
The Spider (1958)
Director
Attack of the Puppet People (1958)
Director
War of the Colossal Beast (1958)
Director
Beginning of the End (1957)
Director
The Amazing Colossal Man (1957)
Director
The Cyclops (1957)
Director
King Dinosaur (1955)
Director

Cinematography (Feature Film)

The Mad Bomber (1973)
Cinematographer

Writer (Feature Film)

The Big Bet (1986)
Screenwriter
Empire Of The Ants (1977)
From Story
The Food Of The Gods (1976)
Screenwriter
The Mad Bomber (1973)
Screenplay
Necromancy (1972)
Writer
How to Succeed with Sex (1970)
Screenwriter
Village of the Giants (1965)
Screenwriter
The Magic Sword (1962)
Screenwriter
Tormented (1960)
Story
The Boy and the Pirates (1960)
Story
The Spider (1958)
Story
War of the Colossal Beast (1958)
Story
Attack of the Puppet People (1958)
Story
The Amazing Colossal Man (1957)
Screenwriter
The Cyclops (1957)
Writer
King Dinosaur (1955)
Based on an Original story "Beast from Outer Space" by

Producer (Feature Film)

Satan's Princess (1990)
Producer
The Big Bet (1986)
Producer
Empire Of The Ants (1977)
Producer
The Food Of The Gods (1976)
Producer
The Mad Bomber (1973)
Producer
Necromancy (1972)
Producer
Picture Mommy Dead (1966)
Producer
Village of the Giants (1965)
Presented By
Village of the Giants (1965)
Producer
The Magic Sword (1962)
Producer
The Boy and the Pirates (1960)
Producer
Tormented (1960)
Producer
Attack of the Puppet People (1958)
Producer
The Spider (1958)
Producer
War of the Colossal Beast (1958)
Producer
Beginning of the End (1957)
Producer
The Cyclops (1957)
Producer
The Amazing Colossal Man (1957)
Producer
King Dinosaur (1955)
Producer

Visual Effects (Feature Film)

Village of the Giants (1965)
Visual Effects
The Magic Sword (1962)
Supervisor Special Effects
The Boy and the Pirates (1960)
Special visual Effects
Tormented (1960)
Special visual Effects
The Spider (1958)
Special tech Effects
War of the Colossal Beast (1958)
Special tech Effects
Attack of the Puppet People (1958)
Special tech Effects
The Amazing Colossal Man (1957)
Special tech Effects
Beginning of the End (1957)
Special tech Effects
The Cyclops (1957)
Tech Effects created by

Film Production - Main (Feature Film)

Empire Of The Ants (1977)
Special Effects Photography

Production Companies (Feature Film)

Picture Mommy Dead (1966)
Company
Village of the Giants (1965)
Company

Misc. Crew (Feature Film)

Terror in the Aisles (1984)
Other

Life Events

Photo Collections

The Magic Sword - Lobby Card Set
The Magic Sword - Lobby Card Set
Attack of the Puppet People - Lobby Cards
Attack of the Puppet People - Lobby Cards
Tormented - Lobby Cards
Tormented - Lobby Cards
Beginning of the End - Lobby Cards
Here are a few Lobby Cards from Bert I Gordon's Beginning of the End (1957), starring Peter Graves. Lobby Cards were 11" x 14" posters that came in sets of 8. As the name implies, they were most often displayed in movie theater lobbies, to advertise current or coming attractions.
Village of the Giants - Lobby Card Set
Here is a set of Lobby Cards from Village of the Giants (1965). Lobby Cards were 11" x 14" posters that came in sets of 8. As the name implies, they were most often displayed in movie theater lobbies, to advertise current or coming attractions.
King Dinosaur - Lobby Cards
Here are a few Lobby Cards from Bert I Gordon's King Dinosaur (1955). Lobby Cards were 11" x 14" posters that came in sets of 8. As the name implies, they were most often displayed in movie theater lobbies, to advertise current or coming attractions.

Videos

Movie Clip

Empire Of The Ants (1977) - Playing Hot Fingers Robert Pine (dad of box office star Chris Pine, known for CHIPS on TV) as married Larry has just sexually assaulted Coreen (Pamela Shoop), who has retaliated, as real-estate maven Marilyn (Joan Collins) brings them back to her island sales tour, and we see the first sign of nuclear insects, in Empire Of The Ants, 1977.
Empire Of The Ants (1977) - I Hope You've Learned Your Lesson Jack Kosslyn and Ilse Earl are the Lawsons, skeptical participants in real estate tour staged by Joan Collins (as “Marilyn Fryser”), and they discover deception, followed by the first appearance of ants, super-sized by nuclear waste, the other customers, for now, unaware, in Empire Of The Ants, 1977.
Empire Of The Ants (1977) - The Next Dominant Life Form The narrator is uncredited and the derivation from the H.G. Wells short story is overstated, but producer-director Bert I. Gordon manages a dramatic enough opening, establishing a nuclear component during the credits, in Empire Of The Ants, 1977, starring Joan Collins.
Attack Of The Puppet People (1958) - Amazing Colossal Man Terrific audacity by director Bert I. Gordon, with his 1957 AIP feature The Amazing Colossal Man, not only playing at the drive-in but drawing comments from characters, John Agar as salesman Bob, June Kenny as Sally the secretary, in AIP's Attack Of The Puppet People, 1958.
Magic Sword, The (1962) - Pool Of Magic Witch Sybil (Estelle Winwood), with Siamese twin aides (Nick and Paul Bon Tempi), grumbles about stepson George (Gary Lockwood), who sneaks a magic peep at Princess Helene (Anne Helm, with maid Lorrie Richards), until she is magicked away, early in writer-producer-director Bert I. Gordon’s The Magic Sword, 1962.
Magic Sword, The (1962) - Lodac The Sorcerer Smitten George (Gary Lockwood) and his witch stepmother (Estelle Winwood) are magically watching as Sir Branton (Liam Sullivan) tells the king (Merritt Stone) of the disappearance of his daughter, for which Lodac (Basil Rathbone) flamboyantly claims credit, in Bert I. Gordon’s The Magic Sword.
Magic Sword, The (1962) - Destroy Him! An hour into the piece, we see producer-director Bert I. Gordon’s double dragon, roasting the princess (Anne Helm), Lodac (Basil Rathbone) gloating as George (Gary Lockwood) attempts rescue, his mom, witch Sybil (Estelle Winwood), in support, in the fantasy-myth mash-up The Magic Sword, 1962.
Picture Mommy Dead (1966) - The Worms Crawl In Spooky opening by producer-director Bert I. Gordon, Zsa Zsa Gabor consumed by flames, after which we meet her traumatized daughter (Susan Gordon, Bert’s daughter), collected by her father (Don Ameche) and his new wife (Martha Hyer), in Picture Mommy Dead, 1966.
Picture Mommy Dead (1966) - What Hell Must Be Like First night home for Susan (Gordon, daughter of director Bert I. Gordon), institutionalized after her mother (Zsa Zsa Gabor) died in a fire, with her father (Don Ameche), his wife, her ex-governess (Martha Hyer), and creepy cousin Anthony (Maxwell Reed), in Picture Mommy Dead, 1966.
Picture Mommy Dead (1966) - Murder! Troubled Susan (Gordon, daughter of producer-directer Bert I. Gordon) has an encounter with the portrait, then the person (Zsa Zsa Gabor) of her likely-murdered mother, joined by her scheming father (Don Ameche), step-mother (Martha Hyer) and cousin (Maxwell Reed), in Picture Mommy Dead, 1966.
Attack Of The Puppet People (1958) - General Office Girl Wanted Just beginning, June Jocelyn is the Brownie leader, Jean Moorehead the secretary to doll-maker Franz (John Hoyt), and she’s gone when Sally (June Kenny) arrives to inquire about her now-vacant job, just a little odd, in maverick Bert I. Gordon’s Attack Of The Puppet People, 1958.
Attack Of The Puppet People (1958) - It's Only A Doll Secretary Sally (June Kenny), convinced that her boss Franz (John Hoyt) is abducting people and turning them into dolls, has persuaded a detective (Jack Kosslyn) to inquire, her boyfriend (John Agar) appearing inanimate, trouble ensuing, in Attack Of The Puppet People, 1958.

Family

Susan Gordon
Daughter
Actor, singer. Appeared as a child in films.

Bibliography