Bert I Gordon

Director, Producer, Screenwriter
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 ... Read more »
Born: 09/23/1922 in Kenosha, Wisconsin, USA

Filmography

Director (17)

Satan's Princess 1990 (Movie)

(Director)

The Big Bet 1985 (Movie)

(Director)

Empire of the Ants 1976 (Movie)

(Director)

The Food Of The Gods 1976 (Movie)

(Director)

Necromancy 1971 (Movie)

(Director)

The Mad Bomber 1971 (Movie)

(Director)

How to Succeed With Sex 1969 (Movie)

(Director)

Picture Mommy Dead 1966 (Movie)

(Director)

Village of the Giants 1964 (Movie)

(Director)

The Magic Sword 1962 (Movie)

(Director)

The Boy and the Pirates 1960 (Movie)

(Director)

The Spider 1958 (Movie)

(Director)

War of the Colossal Beast 1958 (Movie)

(Director)

Attack of the Puppet People 1957 (Movie)

(Director)

Beginning of the End 1957 (Movie)

(Director)

Cyclops 1957 (Movie)

(Director)

The Amazing Colossal Man 1957 (Movie)

(Director)
Producer (16)

Satan's Princess 1990 (Movie)

(Producer)

The Big Bet 1985 (Movie)

(Producer)

Empire of the Ants 1976 (Movie)

(Producer)

The Food Of The Gods 1976 (Movie)

(Producer)

Necromancy 1971 (Movie)

(Producer)

The Mad Bomber 1971 (Movie)

(Producer)

Picture Mommy Dead 1966 (Movie)

(Producer)

Village of the Giants 1964 (Movie)

(Producer)

The Magic Sword 1962 (Movie)

(Producer)

The Boy and the Pirates 1960 (Movie)

(Producer)

The Spider 1958 (Movie)

(Producer)

War of the Colossal Beast 1958 (Movie)

(Producer)

Attack of the Puppet People 1957 (Movie)

(Producer)

Beginning of the End 1957 (Movie)

(Producer)

Cyclops 1957 (Movie)

(Producer)

The Amazing Colossal Man 1957 (Movie)

(Producer)
Writer (13)

The Big Bet 1985 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Empire of the Ants 1976 (Movie)

(From Story)

The Food Of The Gods 1976 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Necromancy 1971 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

The Mad Bomber 1971 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

How to Succeed With Sex 1969 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Village of the Giants 1964 (Movie)

adaptation (Writer (adaptation))

The Magic Sword 1962 (Movie)

(From Story)

The Spider 1958 (Movie)

(From Story)

War of the Colossal Beast 1958 (Movie)

(From Story)

Attack of the Puppet People 1957 (Movie)

(From Story)

Cyclops 1957 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

The Amazing Colossal Man 1957 (Movie)

(Screenplay)
Visual Effects & Animation (7)

Village of the Giants 1964 (Movie)

(Special Effects)

The Spider 1958 (Movie)

(Special Effects)

War of the Colossal Beast 1958 (Movie)

(Special Effects)

Attack of the Puppet People 1957 (Movie)

special technical effects (Special Effects)

Beginning of the End 1957 (Movie)

special technical effects (Special Effects)

Cyclops 1957 (Movie)

(Special Effects)

The Amazing Colossal Man 1957 (Movie)

special technical effects (Special Effects)
Camera, Film, & Tape (2)

Empire of the Ants 1976 (Movie)

special effects photography (Photography)

The Mad Bomber 1971 (Movie)

cinematography (Cinematographer)

Biography

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".

Relationships

Susan Gordon

Daughter
appeared as a child in films

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