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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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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 »

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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Soundtracks

National Anthem of Brazil
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Music by Francisco Manuel da Silva
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An American woman and her male companion investigate rumors of a monster in the Amazon rain forest.
10 January 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This film is so bad it is good. Beverly Garland is the only recognizable actor and she is good - but she should have asked the studio to burn all the prints. The script makes little sense, the special effects such as they are are hokey and what little action occurs is not even interesting. I did note, however, that John Bromfield spent a significant amount of time in the film swinging a machete, hacking his way into and then back out of the Amazon rain forest - if you watch closely you will see that when he is moving deeper into the rain forest he is hacking right to left with the machete and when he is retreating out of the forest he chops left to right - so the audience wouldn't be confused. I recommend the film for late night viewing when nothing else is on except infomercials - and then leave it to the viewer's discretion as to which could be more interesting.


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