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The Snow Creature (1954)

Approved | | Horror | November 1954 (USA)
American botanical expedition in the Himalayas stumbles across a Yeti den, capture one and transport it back to Los Angeles, where it escapes while customs officials are debating whether it is animal or human.

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Leslie Denison ...
Peter Wells
Teru Shimada ...
Subra
Rollin Moriyama ...
Leva
Robert Kino ...
Insp. Karma
Robert Hinton ...
Airline Manager
Darlene Fields ...
Joyce Parrish
George Douglas ...
Corey Jr.
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Fleet
Keith Richards ...
Harry Bennett
Rudolph Anders ...
Dr. Louis Dupont
William Phipps ...
Lieutenant Dunbar (as Bill Phipps)
Jack Daly ...
Edwards
Rusty Wescoatt ...
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Botanist Frank Parrish leads an expedition to the Himalayas to seek out new flora, accompanied by hardboiled news photographer Peter Wells. When their lead guide, Subra, learns his wife has been kidnapped by a Yeti, Parrish disbelieves him, so the sherpas commandeer the expedition at gunpoint and turn it into a search-and-rescue party. To Parrish's surprise, they discover a whole family of Yetis in a cave, and are able to subdue the male and carry it back to civilization, to ship to the USA for study. Subra is forgiven his acts because he was right after all. Wells, meanwhile, phones in the story and Parrish finds his discovery - shipped upright in a meat cooler to maintain its natural environment - detained in the US because Wells' story refers to it as a snowMAN, and a decision must be made whether this is a customs or immigration matter. During this bureaucratic snafu, the creature escapes its containers and disappears into Los Angeles, mysteriously appearing in different parts of ... Written by Rich Wannen <RichWannen@worldnet.att.net.>

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Director-producer W. Lee Wilder (and his son, the film's screenwriter 'Miles Wilder') deliberately took the name of the police detective, Lt. Dunbar (played by William Phipps) from the name of the prisoner of war played by Don Taylor in the film Stalag 17 (1953), which was written, produced and directed by W. Lee's much more famous brother: Billy Wilder. See more »

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Grade Z movie about the Yeti in America
14 November 2005 | by (Derby, England) – See all my reviews

I've just watched The Snow Creature for the first time and thought it wasn't too bad, despite being a grade Z movie which stands out a mile.

An expedition travels to the Himalayas to search for Yetis and plan to bring one back to America. They come across a family of them in a cave, two parents and young. After the mother and child are killed, the dad is captured and brought to Los Angeles, but he escapes and goes on the rampage, murdering people who get in his way. He then meets his death in the Los Angeles Storm Drains after being tracked down by coppers.

Despite the ultra low budget, this isn't as bad as you may think with some fairly creepy music to help it along. Worth checking out.

Rating: 2 and a half stars out of 5.


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