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Creature from the Black Lagoon (1954)

Approved | | Horror | 5 March 1954 (USA)
A strange prehistoric beast lurks in the depths of the Amazonian jungle. A group of scientists try to capture the animal and bring it back to civilization for study.

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A scientific expedition searching for fossils along the Amazon River discovers a prehistoric Gill-Man in the legendary Black Lagoon. The explorers capture the mysterious creature, but it breaks free. The Gill-Man returns to kidnap the lovely Kay, fiancée of one in the expedition, with whom it has fallen in love. Written by Marty McKee <mmckee@wkio.com>

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Centuries of passion pent up in his savage heart! See more »

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$1,300,000 (USA)
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Ingmar Bergman watched this film every year on his birthday. See more »

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The scientists in this movie, presumably geologists and palaeontologists, constantly misuse terms for the geologic time scale. They refer to the Devonian as an "age" and as an "era"; both terms are wrong. The Devonian is a period, which is longer than an age and shorter than an era. Geologic time is divided in units termed, from longest to shortest, Eon > Era > Period > Epoch > Age. The current year is part of the Holocene age of the Quaternary epoch of the Cenozoic era of the Phanerozoic eon. See more »

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Carl Maia: Well, now we have a lab, such as it is.
David Reed: Let's hope we have some use for it.
Mark Williams: I'll be disappointed if we don't. Assuming, of course, Dr. Maia's facts are well-founded.
David Reed: Dr. Maia's a scientist, not a fortune-teller! How can he guarantee anything?
Kay Lawrence: Well, it seems to me a scientist has need for both vision and confidence.
Mark Williams: I didn't mean it as any personal criticism, Doctor, it's just that I also look forward to success.
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Nature supplies many mysteries.
27 October 2001 | by (Muskogee OK) – See all my reviews

After finding a claw-like hand, scientists make a return trip to a lagoon off of the Amazon to search for relics. The major discovery is a 'gill' man with an eye for the female form. Julie Adams is most certainly an eye opener. Very interesting underwater and location shots. Run of the mill acting from Richard Carlson, Richard Denning and Whit Bissell. This was scarier seen through the eyes of a very young boy on the third row; but still holds your attention. Is this a classic or what?


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