In this version of Swift’s classic, Gulliver’s fiancée Elizabeth (played by June Thornburn) sets sails after him, but is shipwrecked and arrives in Brobdingnag ahead of Gulliver. When Glumdalclitch presents her “Little Man” to the King and Queen, we discover that they have already installed Elizabeth in her own scaled-down apartment in the palace (and fitted her out with that fetching two-piece number).
After surviving many perils, Gulliver is more than ready to get it on with his fiancée, but Elizabeth somehow imports 1950s morality into this 18th-century satire, and she insists they be married before surrendering to Gulliver’s ardor. Gulliver compels Glumdalclitch to wake the entire court so the King can wed them without delay. Fade to black as the giants go back to sleep and the tinies consummate the union.
The next morning, Glumdalclitch awakens to find that Gulliver & Elizabeth have somehow escaped the giant castle, perhaps for some al fresco boning. Gulliver has just finished regaling Elizabeth with stories of how petty and vicious the Liliiputians were (how terrible it would have been Elizabeth had washed up there!) when Gulliver is attacked by a giant Harryhausen squirrel.
June Thorburn there also had a brief F/m handheld scene in 1958′s tom thumb, playing the Forest Queen. I like this costume better.
Elizabeth hears Glumdalclitch searching for them and directs her to Gulliver’s predicament.
Murmur in approval as Gulliver & Elizabeth decline to frankly explain to the 60-foot-tall girl why newlyweds might like some alone time, just before they put themselves at her mercy in the palm of her hand.
Originally posted: 20 May 2016