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Curucu, Beast of the Amazon (1956)

Rock Dean and Dr. Andrea Romar travel up the Amazon River to find out why the plantation workers have left their work in panic, allegedly because of attacks from Curucu, a monster who is ... See full summary »

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Rock Dean
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Dr. Andrea Romar
Tom Payne ...
Tupanico
Harvey Chalk ...
Father Flaviano
Larri Thomas ...
Vivian - the dancer
Wilson Viana ...
Tico
Frank Bevan
Sérgio de Oliveira ...
Captain of Police
Roberto Aurel
Luz del Fuego
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Ayres Campos
Rosa María
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Rock Dean and Dr. Andrea Romar travel up the Amazon River to find out why the plantation workers have left their work in panic, allegedly because of attacks from Curucu, a monster who is said to live up the river where no white man has ever been before... Written by Mattias Thuresson

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Actually filmed in the Amazon Jungle in spectacular Eastman Color! See more »

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December 1956 (USA)  »

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Curucu, die Bestie vom Amazonas  »

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$155,000 (estimated)
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Director Curt Siodmak said of this film, "I shot it down there [in Brazil], in the jungles. I never recovered, physically". See more »

Goofs

Dean and Romar are supposedly exploring the Amazon. In a later scene they pass the magnificent Iguazu Falls -- which are on the Brazil-Argentine border, far to the south, nowhere near the Amazon. See more »

Quotes

Tupanico: A beast with claws like that of a giant bird.
Captain of Police: A crocodile, perhaps?
Tupanico: A crocodile is no bird.
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Featured in Coming Soon (1982) See more »

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National Anthem of Brazil
(uncredited)
Music by Francisco Manuel da Silva
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From the studios of E.T. and Jurassic Park!
25 January 2002 | by (Derby, England) – See all my reviews

Universal, which brought us massive hits like E.T. and the Jurassic Park movies, were responsible for this.

It is the worst of the Universal monster movies of the 1950's, but I loved it. It is one of the better so-bad-it's-good movies and the thing that surprised me the most was that it was shot in colour, despite the low budget.

The 'monster' has to be seen to be believed. The main female lead in this, Beverly Garland, is used to fighting out of this world monsters as she fought the 'carrot' in It Conquered the World.

See this if you get the chance. It is worth watching just to see the 'monster'.

Rating: 3 stars out of 5.


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