Ray Harryhausen Movies: '20 Miles to Earth' & 'The 7th Voyage of Sinbad'

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Ray Harryhausen's stop-motion animation classics 20 Million Miles to Earth and The 7th Voyage of Sinbad will be screened on Friday, July 16, at 7:30 p.m. at the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences' Samuel Goldwyn Theater in Beverly Hills.

The screening will be presented in conjunction with the Academy's current exhibition “The Fantastical Worlds of Ray Harryhausen.” There will be special gallery hours from 6 to 7:30 p.m. and after the screening.

Directed by Nathan Juran and produced by Charles H. Schneer, 20 Million Miles to Earth (1957) was Harryhausen's last black-and-white film. The story revolves around a outer-space monster called the Ymir who wreaks havoc in Rome. William Hopper, Joan Taylor, and Frank Puglia star.

The 7th Voyage of Sinbad (1958), another Juran-Schneer collaboration, recounts the adventures of the ancient sailor. This was Harryhausen's first Dynamation film in color. Kerwin Matthews plays Sinbad, Kathryn Grant is Princess Parisa, Richard Eyer is Barani the Genie, and Torin Thatcher is Sokurah the Magician.

“The Fantastical Worlds of Ray Harryhausen” is open to the public through August 22 in the Academy's Fourth Floor Gallery in Beverly Hills. Regular viewing hours are Tuesday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and weekends, noon to 6 p.m. Admission to the gallery is free.

The Samuel Goldwyn Theater is located at 8949 Wilshire Boulevard in Beverly Hills. All seating is unreserved. For more information, call (310) 247-3600 or visit www.oscars.org.

Photo: The Ray & Diana Harryhausen Foundation.

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