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Director:
Writers:
Arthur A. Ross (story) and
Arthur A. Ross (screenplay)
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Release Date:
26 April 1956 (USA) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
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 » | Full synopsis »
User Reviews:
The Best of the Three For Me. See more (45 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)

Directed by
John Sherwood 
 
Writing credits
Arthur A. Ross (story) (as Arthur Ross)

Arthur A. Ross  screenplay (as Arthur Ross)

Produced by
William Alland .... producer
 
Original Music by
Irving Gertz (uncredited)
Henry Mancini (uncredited)
Heinz Roemheld (uncredited)
 
Cinematography by
Maury Gertsman (director of photography)
 
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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Aspect Ratio:
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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Trivia:
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:
Errors made by characters (possibly deliberate errors by the filmmakers): A biologist describes the Creature as being "half a centimeter taller than the average adult male"...while showing a chart of both where the Creature looks half a meter taller than an adult human.See more »
Quotes:
Dr. William Barton:What are you shooting at, you fool? I want him alive!See more »
Movie Connections:
Referenced in "Tremors: The Key (#1.11)" (2003)See more »

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Are any of the characters from the first two 'Creature' movies back in this one?
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8 out of 11 people found the following review useful.
The Best of the Three For Me., 5 January 2005
Author: gkrupa73

I seem to differ from many of my fellow "monster movie" fans because I find this film the best of the series and in many ways one of the better horror flicks from this era. The reason for this preference on my part is because the human characters are rich, the actors do an excellent job, especially Jeff Morrow, and the focus is on the relationships between the characters against the backdrop of the adventure of again capturing the creature and then dealing with what to do with him when they get him. These relationships are as complex as my last sentence. The film opens with establishing a very strained relationship between Dr. Barton and his wife Marsha by inference of their nonverbal behavior. We soon find that Dr. Barton is not simply a very suspicious man afraid of being turned into a cock old by his young sexy wife. He is exploding with paranoia and she is repelled by him. This sets the underplay of all the remaining events in the film. Dr. Barton is a narcissistic, arrogant man besides paranoid. And, these are his more charming features. Jeff Morrow, who usually played a good natured hero, gets to show his muscles an actor by making himself totally repulsive in this role. Rex Reason is very good in his role and does so by using his good looks, great voice and easy charm to underplay his part. Thus, he makes himself a pleasant contrast to the splenetic Dr. Barton. Leigh Snowden as Dr. Barton's wife Marsha is, well, very good and also underplays her sexuality so well that it becomes intense. For those who look at a "monster movie" and think the plot of the movie is the monster, which in a good monster film would never take place, this film is not for that person. For those who like a little gem of good acting and interesting characters- enjoy this film.

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