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The Abominable Snowman (1957)

Approved  |   |  Adventure, Horror, Sci-Fi  |  October 1957 (USA)
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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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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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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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Following McNee's injury, Dr. Rollason wraps a large white bandage around McNee's damaged left ankle and foot. The bandage is shown around his foot in the 'studio' camp site and he's seen leaving his left boot inside the tent. But immediately afterwards the long shots of McNee ascending the mountain reveal boots on both his feet, while in all closeups the left boot is still absent. See more »

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Dr. John Rollason: This creature may have an affinity for man, something in common with ourselves. Let's remember that before we start shooting.
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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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The more Hammer movies I watch the more I am impressed by this legendary studio. 'The Abominable Snowman' is a great example of their originality and versatility.
8 May 2004 | by (Perth, Australia) – See all my reviews

Hammer studios made a variety of films for many years before they struck gold with horror movies. One of their first steps in that direction was 'The Quatermass Xperiment', directed by Val Guest and written by Nigel Kneale who adapted his own highly successful TV production. A couple of years later Guest and Kneale did the same again with 'Quatermass 2'. Both were science fiction with some horror, and both were very, very good. Guest and Kneale had an uneasy relationship ("relationship" is probably not even the right word, Guest said he only ever met Kneale a few times), but they collaborated once again on 'The Abominable Snowman'. Despite the title it isn't a monster movie, it's more of an adventure tale with some mysticism and philosophical touches. It was successful commercially, but coming out just before the one-two punch of 'Curse Of Frankenstein' and 'Dracula' (the two movies that really put Hammer on the map) has meant it has all but been forgotten today. When people list the best of Hammer you rarely if ever see 'The Abominable Snowman' mentioned, which is a shame. It's consistently interesting, well acted, stylish and suspenseful. Sadly I haven't seen Kneale's original TV version ('The Creature') so I can't compare the two, but I really enjoyed this movie, especially the performance from Peter Cushing, soon to become a Hammer legend. Forrest Tucker is best known to people of my generation for his comic role in the popular 1960s sitcom 'F Troop'. Pairing him with Cushing might seem an odd choice at first but it really works. Their contrasting styles play off each other, and Tucker is perfect for the role of the ambitious Tom Friend. There's also a good supporting performance from Robert Brown, who later appeared as a caveman in Hammer's 'One Million Years BC'. Later still in the 1980s he played M in several Bond movies. The more Hammer movies I watch the more I am impressed by this legendary studio. "Hammer House Of Horror" yes, but also so much more. 'The Abominable Snowman' is a great example of their originality and versatility.


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