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Revenge of the Creature (1955)

Approved | | Horror, Sci-Fi | 22 July 1955 (Finland)
Men capture the creature from the Black Lagoon and make him an aquarium attraction, from which he escapes.

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The Creature from the Black Lagoon has been captured by scientists and transported to an aquarium in south Florida. Once there he becomes attracted to the lovely female scientist and manages to escape and kidnap her, and heads to Jacksonville, with her real life love in pursuit.. Written by Jonah Falcon <jonahnynla@mindspring.com>

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Astute viewers may notice that the clock in the Lobster House moves forward in time by over two hours in just a matter of seconds. There is a good explanation for this continuity error. While filming the scene in the crowded restaurant, heat from the film equipment triggered the building's sprinkler system. The actors, extras, and production equipment were soaked. It took several hours for the large number of people in the scene to dry off and find new clothes and for the equipment to dry off. The break explains why time progressed on the clock so quickly in the final cut of the scene. See more »

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When the Creature goes into the Lobster House restaurant looking for Helen, there is a clock on the wall over his head. When he leaves moments later carrying her, the clock has moved forward more than 2 hours. See more »

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Helen Dobson: It's nice to get away, lie in the sun, be like other people.
Prof. Clete Ferguson: Strange talk coming from a dedicated scientist. Have you forgotten your mission in life? I'll be leaving soon. I'm gonna miss you.
Helen Dobson: You know sometimes I wonder how I ever got started on all this. Science, fish, ichthyology, where will it all lead me? As a person I mean. Most of the kids I went to undergraduate school with are already married and have children.
Prof. Clete Ferguson: Is that what you want?
Helen Dobson: I don't know... I just don't know.
Prof. Clete Ferguson: But surely you ...
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Jack Arnold, what did I ever do to you?
10 May 2011 | by (Queens, NY) – See all my reviews

More like revenge of the director.

Maybe it's the smug aura of John 'what is it I don't know' Agar, but this one seemed less like a horror flick and more like an inaugural presentation for Sea World. Wouldn't that have been a a great match up: Gill Man vs Shamu! This orca ain't no alligator you can snap in half.

Helen Dobson is a nice distraction from the relenting slow pace quite apparent in the film. Her expertise in ichthyology is most impressive especially in that white swimwear. Can you really blame the Gill Man for trying? Give this movie credit for the creature's special effects. Keeping in mind this was made in 1955, the articulate detail for Gilly adds this other worldy effect and it's so bizarre seeing any scene where his gills flap in and out.

Poor GM, he was just misunderstood. How would you react to repeated cattle prodding?


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