Revenge of the Creature (1955)

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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 is back! This time he's captured by scientists and transported to an aquarium in south Florida. Naturally, he's attracted to the lovely female scientist and manages to escape and kidnap her, heading to Jacksonville, presumably to catch a Jaguars game. Written by Jonah Falcon <>

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22 July 1955 (Finland)  »

Also Known As:

De wraak van het monster  »

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Ricou Browning requested to be credited for playing the Creature. He was denied this by studio executives but did make an out-of-costume appearance as one of the lab technicians. See more »


George calls Lucas "Lucas" but Lucas calls George "Joseph" (the name of a third character standing next to George). See more »


George Johnson: What I'd give for a tall, cold beer.
Joe Hayes: A short, warm blonde.
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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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