The Phantom from 10,000 Leagues (1955)

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An unusual radioactive rock on the sea bottom mutates the ocean life into a horrible monster. When charred, radioactive bodies begin to drift ashore a scientist and government agent ... See full summary »



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Complete credited cast:
Dr. Ted Stevens / Ted Baxter
Cathy Downs ...
Lois King
Michael Whalen ...
Prof. King
Helene Stanton ...
Phillip Pine ...
George Thomas (as Philip Pine)
Rodney Bell ...
William S. 'Bill' Grant
Vivi Janiss ...
Ethel Hall, Dr. King's Secretary
Michael Garth ...
Pierce Lyden ...
Andy, the Janitor


An unusual radioactive rock on the sea bottom mutates the ocean life into a horrible monster. When charred, radioactive bodies begin to drift ashore a scientist and government agent investigate the phenomenon, and it's connection to a local marine biology professor. Written by Jeremy Lunt <>

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From the depths of the sea...Horrifying!...Terrifying! See more »


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Release Date:

December 1955 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

El fantasma de las 10.000 leguas  »

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$100,000 (estimated)

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(Western Electric Recording)

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1.85 : 1
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Ted goes diving, encounters the sea monster for the first time, and escapes to his boat. He still has his diving equipment on when he rows away. By the time he reaches shore, he is wearing a jacket instead of his diving gear and is perfectly dry. See more »


William S. 'Bill' Grant: You seemed a little anxious not to be seen.
George Thomas: Well, I saw two strangers standing over a corpse. Not being the hero type, I decided this was no place for me.
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B-movie? there such thing as a "C"?
4 April 2006 | by (somewhere in the middle east) – See all my reviews

There are some high-lights here that merit special no particular order. 1. The professor's hair-do 2. A shower scene of somewhat less than erotic 50's style 3. poison pills deposited in the diving equipment 4. foreign agent Wanda...who she works for we'll never know 5. row-boats that can remain in place on the open sea, with no anchor necessary. Even for 1956, this is an amazing effort. Maybe it was more of a home-movie than a real, studio job. In any case, the morals are presented very clearly and that's what makes it worth my 9 rating. So...beware of mad scientists, spies from un-named evil countries, and monsters in general. But, kids, it's okay to smoke!! P.S. This film seems to have been made before "special effects". There are effects...just not so special.

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