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The Abominable Snowman (1957)

A kindly English botanist and a gruff American scientist lead an expedition to the Himalayas in search of the legendary Yeti.

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Helen Rollason
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Ed. Shelley
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Arnold Marlé ...
Lhama (as Arnold Marle)
Anthony Chinn ...
Majordomo (as Anthony Chin)
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At a remote lhamasery in the Himalayas, scientist John Rollason studies rare mountain herbs with the help of his wife Helen, and associate Peter, while awaiting the arrival of an American named Tom Friend. Over Helen's objections and warnings by the High Lhama, he sets out with Friend on an expedition to find the elusive Yeti, accompanied by another American named Shelley and a young Scotsman, McNee, who claims to have seen the thing. Footprints are found in the snows and McNee seems queerly affected the closer they get to their quarry's likely habitat but the biggest shock to Rollason is discovering Friend is a showman who only intends to exploit their find, with Shelley his gamehunter-marksman. The conflict between science and commercialism only increases when an enormous anthropoid is shot, and the horror only increases as the party realizes the other Yeti intend to retrieve their fallen comrade and have powers to do so which seem extra-human... Written by Rich Wannen <RichWannen@worldnet.att.net>

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Trivia

Although Peter Cushing reprised his role as John Rollason from BBC Sunday-Night Theatre: The Creature (1955), Forrest Tucker replaced Stanley Baker as Tom Friend in the film version. The only other actors to reprise their roles from the original television version are Arnold Marlé (The Lhama) and Wolfe Morris (Kusang). See more »

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It's day in the long shots, but then back to night in the close-ups of Forrest Tucker. See more »

Quotes

Dr. Tom Friend: [offscreen, shouts] Hey, Doc!
Ed Shelley: [drily] Hark the herald angels.
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Crazy Credits

Hammer shot this in an anamorphic widescreen process which they credited as "Hammerscope." When it was released in the United States, the promotional material credited it as "Regalscope." See more »

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Spoofed in Big Game XXIX: Bugs vs. Daffy (2001) See more »

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Less is more.
22 February 2000 | by (Auburn, Me) – See all my reviews

One would think this might be some real cheesy film about the Yeti. However like most of the films Hammer studios put out this one is interesting and well filmed and holds the suspense well. Less is more and there isn't a whole lot of the snowman or snowmen to be seen and this actually helps give the film a creepy edge about it. Peter Cushing was always good in these Hammer films.


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