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The Snow Creature ()


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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... See more »

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Dr. Frank Parrish
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
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Harry Bennett
Rudolph Anders ...
Dr. Louis Dupont
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Lieutenant Dunbar (as Bill Phipps)
Jack Daly ...
Edwards
Rusty Wescoatt ...
Guard in Warehouse
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Lock Martin ...
Yeti (uncredited) (unconfirmed)

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W. Lee Wilder

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Myles Wilder ... (story and screenplay)

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W. Lee Wilder ... producer

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Manuel Compinsky

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Floyd Crosby ... director of photography (as Floyd D. Crosby)

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Jodie Copelan

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Frank Paul Sylos ... (as Frank Sylos)

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Fred M. Muller ... associate production supervisor
Mack V. Wright ... production supervisor

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Robert Roderick ... sound recorder
Larry Aicholtz ... sound recordist (uncredited)

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Lee Zavitz ... special effects

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Bill Neff ... lighting (as Bill G. Neff)

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Manuel Compinsky ... conductor

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Plot Summary

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 the city. Parrish teams up with police Lt. Dunbar to find the creature, which kills anyone who stands in his way... Written by Rich Wannen

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Also Known As
  • L'Abominable homme des neiges (France)
  • O Terror do Himalaia (Brazil)
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  • 69 min
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Trivia This low budget 1954 release is believed to be the first American film about the Yeti, although another film featuring a Yeti-like snowman, _Pekka ja Pätkä lumimiehen jäljillä (1954_, was released four months earlier. See more »
Goofs Although the action is supposed to take place in the Himalayas, the guide, porters, and police official are all speaking Japanese. See more »
Movie Connections Edited into Episode #1.1 (2007). See more »

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