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Monster from the Ocean Floor (1954)

Approved | | Horror, Sci-Fi | 21 May 1954 (USA)
Julie, an American on vacation in Mexico, spots a giant, one-eyed amoeba rising from the ocean, but when she tries to tell the authorities, no one believes her. She finally teams up with a marine biologist in an attempt to destroy it.

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Julie Blair
Stuart Wade ...
Steve Dunning
Dick Pinner ...
Dr. Baldwin
Wyott Ordung ...
Pablo
Inez Palange ...
Tula
Jonathan Haze ...
Joe (as Jack Hayes)
David Garcia ...
Jose
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Swimming near a Mexican village that has been terrorized by a sea monster, Julie Blaie (Anne Kimball), and American artist, is terrified when an object rises to the surface. It turns out to be a one-man submarine piloted by biologist Steve Dunning ('Stuart Wade' (qb)). Later an abalone diver vanishes and Julie faints after seeing the monster's eye rise from the sea. Pablo (Wyott Ordung) and Tula (Inez Palange) plot to offer Julie as a sacrifice to their gods. Pablo deliberately attracts a shark while Juilie is skin-diving, but she escapes, and her line snags an object that Steve and Dr. Baldwin (Dick Pinner) establish as part of a huge sea monster. Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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TERROR STRIKES!... FROM BENEATH THE SEA See more »

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21 May 1954 (USA)  »

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It Stalked the Ocean Floor  »

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$28,000 (estimated)
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(Western Electric Recording)

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1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Film debut of Jonathan Haze; he was working at a gas station at the time he did this movie and had to grow a mustache for his role as Joe. See more »

Goofs

As the film opens, and the camera pans to a landscape where "no white man has ever been," at the top right of the screen a car can be seen traveling down Pacific Coast Highway in Malibu, where this scene was filmed. See more »

Quotes

Julie Blair: Why do you suppose there were no reports of this thing until 1946? What could have happened then to start the story?
Steve Dunning: 1946? Well that's when the Bikini underwater expeirments were set off, maybe that started something.
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Referenced in California's Golden Parks: Movie Beach (2009) See more »

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Danger at the cove
18 August 2005 | by (Derby, England) – See all my reviews

Monster From the Ocean Floor was the first monster movie from Roger Corman and I quite enjoyed watching this, despite reading some bad reviews.

A series of deaths and disappearances turn out to be the responsibility of a one-eyed octopus which only comes ashore on nights when the moon is out full. It also kills a cow. A woman and marine biologist team up and destroy it and also fall in love.

This movie also includes an unusual pedal powered submarine, sharks, the marine biologist singing and a mad local native who wants the woman dead so the creature won't appear again (according to local legend). There is also some nice scenery and a good music score.

The cast includes Stuart Wade (Teenage Monster), Anne Kimbell and Corman regular Johnathan Haze (Little Shop Of Horrors).

Monster From the Ocean Floor is a good way to spend just over an hour one afternoon or evening.

Rating: 3 stars out of 5.


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