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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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Weird Monster Escapes! Terror Seizes City! ...a woman's beauty the lure for his dangerous desires! See more »

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Actor/Stuntman Tom Hennesy almost drowned during filming. Playing The Creature, he grabs Helen Dobson (actually stuntwoman Ginger Stanley) on a pier and jumps with her into the water. The scene was shot at night, and when Hennesy and Stanley hit the water, they discovered it was full of jellyfish; in addition, a freak current started to pull them both down. Hennesy let go of Stanley, who swam to the surface, but Hennesy's inflexible Gill-Man costume had become waterlogged and too heavy to fight the current. He was rescued by two local boys who happened to be watching the filming from a nearby boat, and quickly raced over and pulled him in. 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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Striking sequel
25 August 2000 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

There are many moments to savor in this thrilling, intriguing follow-up to "Creature From the Black Lagoon." The lovely heroine (Lori Nelson) stares at the captured creature through the glass of the aquarium, two strangers in a man's world. She talks about her career while her peers have already married and had children while also feeling sorry for the creature, a lonely alien in civilization. Taking a swim in the Florida Everglades, (echoing the famed Julie Adams-Creature pas de deux in the original), the now-escaped "gill-man" watches from below, but she is joined by her lover (John Agar), who kisses her mid-scene. Later, she takes a shower in a motel, with the creature outside, in a chilling pre-"Psycho" sequence. Some of the dialogue is dated and stilted, and the creature costume this time looks worse for the wear - apparently goggles were inserted into the mask to make it easier for Rico Browning's underwater swimming. But great, eerie night-time photography at the end and just plain thrilling scenes make this a winning sequel.


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