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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 ...
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Roberto Aurel
Andrea Bayard
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 »

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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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