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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 »
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The second sequel to The Creature from the Black Lagoon! See more »
Plot:
A scientist captures the Creature and turns him into an air-breather, only for him to escape and start killing. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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Man is the Monster See more (50 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)

George Sowards ... Ranchhand (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
Ethmer Roten .... musician: flute (uncredited)
Hans J. Salter .... composer: additional music (uncredited)
Herman Stein .... composer: stock music (uncredited)
 
Other crew
Jack Kevan .... creature design
Reynold Brown .... movie poster art (uncredited)
Adele Cannon .... script supervisor (uncredited)
Leon Charles .... dialogue director (uncredited)
N.E. Gourson .... technical adviser (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 | UK:12 | USA:Approved (PCA #17742) | USA:Unrated (video rating) | West Germany:16 (nf)

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Trivia:
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:
Revealing mistakes: When the creature throws Dr. Barton from the balcony, the wire holding him flashes in the light.See more »
Quotes:
Dr. Thomas Morgan:... because we all stand between the jungle and the stars, at a crossroads. I think we better decide what brings out the best in humankind, and what brings out the worst, because it's the stars or the jungle.See more »

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7 out of 8 people found the following review useful.
Man is the Monster, 8 June 2005
Author: drmality-1 (drmality@sbcglobal.net) from Illinoize

In the third and final installment of the "Creature" trilogy, it is clearer than ever that the real monsters are the scientists themselves, with their constant prodding and poking of nature. The Creature is bestial, but no more evil than a wolf or a lion, when you come down to it. He is a natural part of his landscape. But Man is not content to leave him there.

In the first movie, the scientists didn't really know there was a living Creature. That story was one of survival...kill or be killed. In the second film, Man is not content to let the Creature live his isolated existence, so he is captured, brought to civilization and displayed like a sideshow freak. In "Creature Walks Among Us", science now thinks it can "improve" the Creature. As one might expect, the results are tragic.

Millionaire scientist Bill Barton is obsessed with capturing the Creature and "tweaking" him. Barton himself is a seriously unbalanced man...abusive to his beautiful "trophy" wife and insanely jealous when she is in the company of other men. Barton is the ultimate control freak and as his hold over his wife weakens, he increases his control over the Creature, capturing him. When the Creature is severely burnt by a fire, Barton and his team of scientists convert him into a hulking, ungainly land beast that even wears clothes.

The "land" Creature is a pathetic sight and evokes tremendous sympathy. Despite the constant babbling of the egg-heads to the contrary,the Creature is not meant to be a land dweller. Graceful and natural in the water, he is a stumbling, confused brute in the air. Yet his instinct always guides him back to the water where he belongs.

As Barton's marital and mental condition deteriorates, it is also clear that humans are more purely hateful, grasping and neurotic than animals. Finally, both the Creature and Barton erupt into violent conflict.

The movie has its slow spots but is extremely well-directed, almost like a film noir. The scene where the Creature catches fire is breath-taking, but it's the haunting last scene of the movie that will stay with you. At the end, there is nothing "monstrous" about the Creature anymore. He is a victim, pure and simple. This radical concept makes this movie daringly different from almost every other 50's monster flick.

The acting is pretty good, with Rex Reason playing a sympathetic scientist who is the voice of reason. Jeff Morrow (who co starred with Reason in "This Island Earth") is nasty but nuanced as the grasping Barton. Leigh Snowdon is lovely as Barton's sexy young wife and also gives a pretty good performance.

More than just a monster movie, this is thought-provoking entertainment. "The jungle or the stars?" asks Dr. Morgan, concerning mankind's destiny. Watching "The Creature Walks Among Us" doesn't make me too optimistic about the stars...

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