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Curucu, Beast of the Amazon (1956)

 |  Adventure  |  December 1956 (USA)
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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 ... See full summary »

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Tom Payne ...
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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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THRILLS NEVER BEFORE SEEN ON THE SCREEN! (original print ad - all caps) 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

The movie shows a herd of Asian Water Buffalo in the Amazon Basin. The buffalo are not native to South America. They are from Southeast Asia and India. See more »


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National Anthem of Brazil
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Music by Francisco Manuel da Silva
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Total Letdown
6 May 2001 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Having not seen this picture in almost twenty years, it's not on video, and rarely, if ever, re-shown on television, one can understand why. It's a wretched mess. Filmed in color on location in Brazil, it stars John Bromfield and Beverly Garland as a hunter and a doctor seeking a legendary monster that is killing natives. Anyone expecting a real beast will be gravely disappointed. The insipid musical score detracts from the creepy goings-on; it's poorly directed with abysmal special effects. The jungle cliches are in abundance, with Bromfield making a play for the unreceptive (at first) Garland. Check out the tent scene wherein the beast creeps up on her - she screams before even getting a good look at her intruder. Some of the scenery is beautiful, but can not save this dreary disaster.


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