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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 ...
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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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Connie Hayward: Steve, I told you that it's urgent that I find Jim, but I didn't explain why. He took some experemental injections back in the States. After he left the doctor told me that if he didn't return from this high altitude at once he would die.
Steve Cameron: Didn't he know that?
Connie Hayward: No. It's a continuous experement. This altitude factor was revealed only after Jim left.
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Not bad for a '50s B-movie about the yeti.
5 November 2002 | by (Planet Gong) – See all my reviews

This was the unequaled Jerry Warren's first production. He didn't write it so it's not as goofy as, say, "The Wild World of Batwoman" or "Frankenstein Island". For a low-budget B-movie it does alright for itself. There are probably too many shots of people hiking in the mountains, but the dialogue seems realistic in most scenes and the story does build nicely to an unexpected climax. In fact, Varga's revelation is kind of creepy. I probably wouldn't go out of my way to find it, but if it came across my path I'd check it out.


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