Goliath and the Dragon (1960).
They just don’t make films like this anymore and I don’t for the life of me know why.
We’re talkin’ giant puppet monsters and Mark Forest’s giant pec’s (the inspiration perhaps, for current Old Spice commercials).
We’re talkin’ Cerberus as a three-headed, fire-breathing bobble-head.
We’re talkin’ one – count ‘em – ONE flying monkey, and ONE giant egg. I don’t for the life of me know why.
We’re talkin’ ‘bout a truly cheesy centaur and a snake pit infested with at least five or six serpents. Hey, any number of snakes over one is overkill for me.
And finally, there’s our titular dragon. Did they even have auditions? This terror looks like a cross between the Geico gecko and a Chinese New Year’s street puppet. Was I petrified? …well, not so much. Was I amused? …well, maybe a little.
All the ladies in the flick are damn cute in their perfectly tailored and indestructible peplum in solid pastels and their perfectly coiffed and indestructible hair sculptures.
There was even a giant bear, lovingly portrayed by someone (uncredited) in a bear suit…of sorts.
The only thing missing in this film was Godzilla.
I loved it.
Did I mention there was a bear?