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Man Beast (1956)

Unrated | | Horror, Sci-Fi | 5 December 1956 (USA)
Connie Hayward mounts an expedition into the Himalayan Mountains looking for her brother, who has not returned from a previous trek trying to locate the Yeti, or "Abominable Snowman". ... See full summary »

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Rock Madison ...
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Asa Maynor ...
Connie Hayward (as Virginia Maynor)
George Skaff ...
Varga
Tom Maruzzi ...
Steve Cameron
Lloyd Nelson ...
Trevor Hudson (as Lloyd Cameron)
George Wells Lewis ...
Dr. Eric Erickson
Jack Haffner ...
Kheon
Wong Sing ...
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Connie Hayward mounts an expedition into the Himalayan Mountains looking for her brother, who has not returned from a previous trek trying to locate the Yeti, or "Abominable Snowman". Arriving at her brother's last-known camp Connie and her companions find only a strange old guide, Varga. They are soon attacked by gigantic Snowmen but are not half as surprised as when Vargas reveals his secret origin and the plans he has for Connie. Written by Doug Sederberg <vornoff@sonic.net>

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Five expedition members (Connie, Varga, Steve, Hud and Dr. Erickson) set out at night with flares to search for the Yeti, but a couple of shots of the members out on the mountain show six persons in the group, not five. Also, in those shots, the members are tied to one another with rope, but in close-ups immediately following, none of them has any rope tied to them. See more »

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Dr. Eric Erickson: It's obvious to me what your plan is. To breed out the Yeti strain. But how can you do it without help?
Varga: I being fifth generation - you can see that it's not too dificult to obtain the necessary females.
Dr. Eric Erickson: You kidnap women?
Varga: There have been five this year. Now, of course, there's...
Dr. Eric Erickson: Connie!
Varga: With her I should be able to hedgehop two generations. Our offspring should be most interesting. Don't you think so doctor?
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Not nearly as bad as I expected.
3 July 2013 | by (Bradenton, Florida) – See all my reviews

The film begins with a small group going on an expedition to the Himalayas. A professor is looking for evidence that the Abominable Snowman exists and a young lady is looking for her brother who disappeared during a previous expedition. Although they do seem to have SOME evidence that the Yeti exists during this trek, their guide, Varga, insists that it's all nonsense. However, eventually they learn that Varga has a secret--and you'll need to see the film to learn what it is.

While I am pretty sure "Man Beast" would never win any awards, it is sure a lot better than its IMDb score of 2.9 would indicate. 2.9 would seem to indicate that the film is awful--really, really awful. However, despite having a low budget, I didn't think the film was bad at all and makes for a decent time-passer. Now I am NOT saying it's a great film--it IS cheap and there is a very extensive use of stock footage. There also is a really bad cliché near the end, as the woman just stands back as the hero fights the villain. Think about it--if the villain wins, horrible things will happen to the lady and yet she just stands there...doing NOTHING. But, on the other hand, the Yeti costume is pretty good for such a low budget film, the writing, directing and acting are all competent and the film DID keep my interest. Worth a look and a decent example of a movie that is better than it's budget would usually indicate.


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