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The Creature Walks Among Us (1956)

Approved | | Horror, Sci-Fi | 26 April 1956 (USA)
A scientist captures the Creature and turns him into an air-breather, only for him to escape and start killing.

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Cast

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Dr. William Barton
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Leigh Snowden ...
Marcia Barton
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Jed Grant
Maurice Manson ...
Dr. Borg
James Rawley ...
Dr. Johnson
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Captain Stanley
Paul Fierro ...
Morteno
Lillian Molieri ...
Mrs. Morteno
Larry Hudson ...
State Trooper
Frank Chase ...
Steward
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In this third Gill-Man feature, the Creature is captured and turned into an air-breather by a rich mad scientist. This makes the Creature very unhappy, and he escapes, killing people and setting fires in the process. Written by Marty McKee <mmckee@wkio.com>

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Half monster... Half man - A clutching claw at the heart of civilization. See more »

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Horror | Sci-Fi

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26 April 1956 (USA)  »

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Canavar aramizda  »

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(Western Electric Recording)

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1.85 : 1
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Sequel to Creature from the Black Lagoon (1954) and Revenge of the Creature (1955), and the only one of the three not made in 3-D. See more »

Goofs

When the Creature grabs Dr. Barton to throw him off the balcony, potted plants are seen on the balcony railing. In the subsequent wide angle shot, the plants are missing. See more »

Quotes

Dr. William Barton: We are changing a sea creature into a land creature.
Dr. Thomas Morgan: We only use what nature offered. The lungs were there, we didn't make them.
Dr. William Barton: You'll see Dr. Morgan.
Dr. Thomas Morgan: Just don't move too fast trying to change him.
Dr. William Barton: Are you afraid of unknown things?
Dr. Thomas Morgan: I'm only afraid of misusing what I do know.
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Follows Creature from the Black Lagoon (1954) See more »

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Overlooked Classic
25 August 2000 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Similar to the under-appreciated "Alien 3"(1992), this dramatic thriller has so many ideas that to disregard it would be a waste. The Creature is sought by scientists on an expedition to the Florida Everglades, where the second film ("Revenge of the Creature") ended. Joining in the expedition is the wife (Leigh Snowden) of a disturbed scientist (Jeff Morrow), who hasn't much to do but be admired by the men around her, including a good scientist (Rex Reason) and a lecherous guide (Gregg Palmer). The Creature is subdued, but only after being burned in a ghastly fire. The head scientist (Morrow) discovers lung tissue in the Creature, and he is transformed to an air-breathing animal. Cruelly pent-up back home in a Californian bay-side stockade, he longs to return to the water. The racial undertones of his new appearance are undeniable. Sympathy is invoked for the Creature, making this most unusual. The 6'6" Don Megowan is superb as this "animal" (as Morrow calls him once), expressing torment and despair through a rigid mask with his sullen eyes and settle body gestures. The last scene is breathtaking, since we know he can not survive a return to the sea. Main titles are an improvement, finally overlaid on gurgling water, rather than the clouds in prior two films. The music has been updated and is haunting, and the misty underwater photography in the first half is stunning. The whole film is beautifully directed by John Sherwood, with lights, shadows, contrast in exquisite black and white. All the actors are terrific, reciting mature dialog. The Creature does not get the curvaceous girl in this one: appropriately, since he's got all these plastic-surgery troubles. In many ways, this is an improvement over the second film, which basically re-hashed the first classic. Catch this one!


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