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Release Date:
26 April 1956 (USA) See more »
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The second sequel to The Creature from the Black Lagoon! See more »
Plot:
In this third Gill-Man feature, the Creature is captured and turned into an air-breather by a rich mad scientist... See more » | Add synopsis »
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Overlooked Classic See more (44 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)
Jeff Morrow ... Dr. William Barton
Rex Reason ... Dr. Thomas Morgan
Leigh Snowden ... Marcia Barton
Gregg Palmer ... Jed Grant
Maurice Manson ... Dr. Borg
James Rawley ... Dr. Johnson

David McMahon ... Capt. Stanley
Paul Fierro ... Morteno
Lillian Molieri ... Mrs. Morteno
Larry Hudson ... State Trooper
Frank Chase ... Steward
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Ricou Browning ... The Gill Man (in water) (uncredited)
Don Megowan ... The Gill Man (on land) (uncredited)
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Directed by
John Sherwood 
 
Writing credits
Arthur A. Ross 

Produced by
William Alland .... producer
 
Original Music by
Irving Gertz (uncredited)
Henry Mancini (uncredited)
Heinz Roemheld (uncredited)
 
Cinematography by
Maury Gertsman 
 
Film Editing by
Edward Curtiss 
 
Art Direction by
Alexander Golitzen 
Robert Emmet Smith  (as Robert E. Smith)
 
Set Decoration by
John P. Austin 
Russell A. Gausman 
 
Makeup Department
Joan St. Oegger .... hair stylist
Bud Westmore .... makeup supervisor
Vincent Romaine .... makeup artist (uncredited)
 
Production Management
Lew Leary .... unit manager (uncredited)
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Joseph E. Kenney .... assistant director
James Curtis Havens .... second unit director (uncredited)
 
Art Department
Julius Rosenkrantz .... props (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
Leslie I. Carey .... sound
Robert Pritchard .... sound
Peter Berkos .... sound editor (uncredited)
Robert L. Bratton .... sound editor (uncredited)
George Hoagland .... sound editor (uncredited)
 
Stunts
James Jackson Jr. .... stunt double: Gregg Palmer (uncredited)
Al Wyatt Sr. .... stunts (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Clifford Stine .... special photography
Russ Franks .... key grip (uncredited)
Max Nippell .... gaffer (uncredited)
Eddie Pyle .... camera operator (uncredited)
Lew Schwartz .... assistant camera (uncredited)
Richard Walling .... still photographer (uncredited)
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Jay A. Morley Jr. .... gown supervisor
Roger J. Weinberg .... wardrobe (uncredited)
 
Music Department
Joseph Gershenson .... music supervisor
Hans J. Salter .... composer: additional music (uncredited)
Herman Stein .... composer: stock music (uncredited)
 
Other crew
Jack Kevan .... creature design
Adele Cannon .... script supervisor (uncredited)
Leon Charles .... dialogue director (uncredited)
 
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Runtime:
78 min
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1.85 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (Western Electric Recording)
Certification:
Australia:PG | Finland:K-16 | USA:Approved (PCA #17742) | USA:Unrated (video rating) | West Germany:16 (nf)

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Actually, the gill man survives in the first two movies. This is evidenced by the fact that even though the last scene shows him sinking, apparently dead, it is never made absolutely clear he is. Also, the fact he is alive in the same lagoon in "Revenge of the Creature" and brought back to civilization, shows he survived the injuries from the first film. No dialog indicates that he is not the same creature, or that there was more than one Gill man. Same as with the ending of "Revenge of the Creature", where the last scene is of him sinking again, this time in the waters of Florida. When "The Creature walks among us" begins, the creature is still in Florida waters when he is captured again. This proves that in the first two films, the Gill man actually survives in the end. In all truth, it can be assumed that he doesn't not survive in the end of "Walks among us", because it ends with the creature entering the ocean, trying to return to the world he knew, but because he no longer has his gills at this point, the audience can draw the conclusion that he ended up going to his death by drowning.See more »
Goofs:
Revealing mistakes: At the climax, when the creature escapes and begins throwing furniture around, you can see the wires attached to the pieces of furniture.See more »
Quotes:
Dr. William Barton:What are you shooting at, you fool? I want him alive!See more »

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21 out of 23 people found the following review useful.
Overlooked Classic, 25 August 2000
Author: twanurit from United States

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, and we feel sympathy for him. The last scene is breathtaking, since we know he can not survive a return to the sea. 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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