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The eschewing of modern optical effects techniques in favor of the classic stop-motion animation work of special effects legend Ray Harryhausen was a delightful highlight of this action adventure that attempted to give Greek mythology the Star Wars (1977) treatment. Harry Hamlin stars as Perseus, a mortal who, due to the interference of the mighty god Zeus (Laurence Olivier), finds himself in the city of Joppa, far away from his island home. There, he falls in love with Andromeda (Judi Bowker), an imprisoned princess. To free her, win her hand, and thus half of the kingdom, Perseus solves a riddle, but Joppa's enraged ruler orders Andromeda fed to the Kraken, a towering sea monster that's the last of the powerful Titans. In his quest to save Andromeda, Perseus must endure a series of trials with the help of the winged horse Pegasus and a friendly playwright, Ammon (Burgess Meredith). His ultimate goal is to secure the head of the grotesque Gorgon named Medusa and use it to turn the Kraken into stone, but dangers await, including the hideously deformed Calibos (Neil McCarthy). ~ Karl Williams, Rovi

Cast

Laurence Olivier
as Zeus
Harry Hamlin
as Perseus
Claire Bloom
as Hera
Judi Bowker
as Andromeda
Maggie Smith
as Thetis
Burgess Meredith
as Ammon
Ursula Andress
as Aphrodite
Susan Fleetwood
as Athena
Sian Phillips
as Cassiopeia
Tim Pigott-Smith
as Thallo
Pat Roach
as Hephaestus
Flora Robson
as Witch
Anna Manahan
as Witch
Freda Jackson
as Stygian Witch
Donald Houston
as Acrisius
Vida Taylor
as Danae
Jack Gwyllim
as Poseidon
Harry Jones
as Huntsman

Crew

Ray Harryhausen
Producer
Charles H. Schneer
Producer
Beverley Cross
Screenwriter
Ted Moore
Cinematographer
Laurence Rosenthal
Composer (Music Score)
Timothy Gee
Editor
Giorgio Desideri
Art Director
Peter Howitt
Art Director
Don Picton
Art Director
Emma Porteous
Costume Designer
Ray Harryhausen
Special Effects
Anthony Waye
First Assistant Director
Irene Lamb
Casting
Joyce Robinson
Casting
Basil Newall
Makeup
Connie Reeve
Makeup
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