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Director:
Writers:
Martin Berkeley (screenplay)
William Alland (story)
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Release Date:
22 July 1955 (Finland) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
Weird Monster Escapes! Terror Seizes City! ...a woman's beauty the lure for his dangerous desires! See more »
Plot:
Men capture the creature from the Black Lagoon and make him an aquarium attraction, from which he escapes. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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Creature Two of Three! See more (67 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

John Agar ... Professor Clete Ferguson

Lori Nelson ... Helen Dobson

John Bromfield ... Joe Hayes

Nestor Paiva ... Lucas
Grandon Rhodes ... Jackson Foster

Dave Willock ... Lou Gibson

Robert Williams ... George Johnson (as Robert B. Williams)
Charles Cane ... Captain of Police (as Charles R. Cane)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Loretta Agar ... Woman on Boat (uncredited)

Bill Baldwin ... Patrol Boat Dispatcher (voice) (uncredited)
Jere Beery Sr. ... Photographer (uncredited)

Ricou Browning ... The Gill Man - In Water / Lab Technician (uncredited)
Diane DeLaire ... Miss Abbott (uncredited)
Mike Doyle ... Cop (uncredited)

Clint Eastwood ... Jennings (uncredited)
Jack Gargan ... Skipper (uncredited)

Charles A. Gibbs ... Cop (uncredited)

Brett Halsey ... Pete (uncredited)

Don C. Harvey ... Mac - Spotlight Party Leader (uncredited)

Tom Hennesy ... The Gill Man (on land) / Marineland Diver (uncredited)
Don House ... Minor Role (uncredited)

Robert F. Hoy ... Charlie (uncredited)
Ned Le Fevre ... Newscaster (uncredited)
Sydney Mason ... Police Announcer (uncredited)
Robert Nelson ... Dr. McCuller (uncredited)
Patricia Powers ... Girl in Convertible (uncredited)

Bert Stevens ... Search Party Member (uncredited)
Charles Victor ... Cop (uncredited)

Bob Wehling ... Joe (uncredited)
James R. Wolfe ... Man at Tank (uncredited)

Directed by
Jack Arnold 
 
Writing credits
Martin Berkeley (screenplay)

William Alland (story)

Produced by
William Alland .... producer
 
Original Music by
William Lava (uncredited)
Herman Stein (uncredited)
 
Cinematography by
Scotty Welbourne (director of photography) (as Charles S. Welbourne)
 
Film Editing by
Paul Weatherwax 
 
Art Direction by
Alexander Golitzen 
Alfred Sweeney 
 
Set Decoration by
Russell A. Gausman 
Julia Heron 
 
Costume Design by
Jay A. Morley Jr. (gowns)
 
Makeup Department
Joan St. Oegger .... hair stylist
Bud Westmore .... makeup artist
 
Production Management
Edward Dodds .... unit production manager (uncredited)
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Fred Frank .... assistant director
 
Sound Department
Jack A. Bolger Jr. .... sound (as Jack Bolger)
Leslie I. Carey .... sound
Ben Hendricks .... sound editor (uncredited)
Albert E. Kennedy .... sound editor (uncredited)
 
Stunts
Ginger Stanley .... underwater stunts (uncredited)
 
Music Department
Joseph Gershenson .... music supervisor
Henry Mancini .... composer: stock music (uncredited)
Milton Rosen .... composer: stock music (uncredited)
Ethmer Roten .... musician: flute (uncredited)
Hans J. Salter .... composer: stock music (uncredited)
Frank Skinner .... composer: stock music (uncredited)
 
Other crew
Jack Kevan .... creature design
Reynold Brown .... movie poster art (uncredited)
David Janssen .... voice dubbing (uncredited)
James R. Wolfe .... chief diver (uncredited)
 
Crew verified as complete


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  • Marineland  we gratefully acknowledge the generous cooperation extended to us by: where scenes for this production were photographed (as The Marine Studios of Marineland, Florida)

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82 min
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Aspect Ratio:
1.33 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (Western Electric Recording)
Certification:
Australia:PG | Finland:K-12 | Germany:12 (Blu Ray rating) | Sweden:15 | UK:A (original rating) | UK:PG (2010) | USA:Approved (PCA #17220) | USA:Unrated (video rating) | West Germany:16

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Trivia:
The St Johns River in Florida served as the setting for aquatic scenes filmed outside of the Ocean Harbor Oceanarium (Marineland Florida).See more »
Goofs:
Revealing mistakes: Each time the Creature swims up to the window in the tank to see Helen, you can clearly see air leaking out of the top of the Creature's head, not from his gills or mouth.See more »
Quotes:
Lab Technician:It is my considered opinion that rat No. 4 is sitting inside that cat.See more »
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5 out of 6 people found the following review useful.
Creature Two of Three!, 9 December 2006
Author: JohnHowardReid

Director Jack Arnold and company took great care in this one to make the 3-D effects look more natural. While there are no chairs or spears thrown at the camera, there are still plenty of thrilling moments when the creature advances into view and even a couple of false frights, as when a threatening shadow turns out to be no more dangerous than Lori Nelson's hand.

Admittedly the screenplay has its weak links. Depending largely on unlikely co-incidences, the storyline pays scant regard to consistency or logic, while the dialogue is not only trite and banal but seems to go out of its way to provide a persistent assault on the viewer's intelligence by explaining what we can actually see for ourselves. No-one can walk to the bathroom in this film without someone providing a running commentary. Worse, the characters prove little more than pasteboard figures which indifferent actors like Agar and Nelson struggle to bring to life. Miss Nelson is further handicapped by the large amount of make-up she was forced to wear for the 3-D cameras. True, the effect seemed not only attractive but perfectly natural when the original film was projected through a 3-D filter and then viewed through polaroid glasses. She still looks great when framed through a Marineland window, but in bright sunlight the effect now looks ridiculous.

Of course, the Creature himself seems far less menacing (and far more obviously a stuntman in an ill-fitting rubber suit) when exposed to the glare of flat, over-bright 2-D scrutiny.

Nonetheless, the skill of Jack Arnold's direction, particularly in his efforts to disguise obvious 3-D tricks and use depth to produce shock in a seemingly more realistic way, gives the movie sufficient interest and vigor to overcome all script and histrionic short-comings.

Production values benefit from location filming and it's good to see Scotty Welbourne handling all the photographic chores on this one, both underwater and main unit. Of course, in 2-D the picture looks over-lit as it was lensed with 3-D's 20% light reduction firmly in mind.

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