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October 1957 (USA) See more »
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See It With Someone Brave! -- A Timeless Terror to Freeze You to Your Seats! See more »
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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. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Forrest Tucker ... Tom Friend

Peter Cushing ... Dr. Rollason
Maureen Connell ... Helen Rollason
Richard Wattis ... Peter Fox

Robert Brown ... Ed. Shelley
Michael Brill ... McNee
Wolfe Morris ... Kusang
Arnold Marlé ... Lhama (as Arnold Marle)
Anthony Chinn ... Majordomo (as Anthony Chin)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Fred Johnson ... Yeti (uncredited)
John Rae ... Yeti-eyes (uncredited)

Directed by
Val Guest 
 
Writing credits
Nigel Kneale (story and screenplay)

Val Guest  uncredited

Produced by
Aubrey Baring .... producer
Michael Carreras .... executive producer
Anthony Nelson Keys .... associate producer (as Anthony Nelson-Keys)
 
Original Music by
Humphrey Searle 
 
Cinematography by
Arthur Grant (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
Bill Lenny 
 
Production Design by
Bernard Robinson 
 
Art Direction by
Ted Marshall 
 
Costume Design by
Beatrice Dawson 
 
Makeup Department
Philip Leakey .... makeup artist (as Phil Leakey)
Henry Montsash .... hairdressing
 
Production Management
Don Weeks .... production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Robert Lynn .... assistant director
Hugh Harlow .... third assistant director (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
Jock May .... sound recordist
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Len Harris .... camera operator
Steve Birtles .... gaffer (uncredited)
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Molly Arbuthnot .... wardrobe
Beatrice Dawson .... dress designer
 
Music Department
John Hollingsworth .... musical director
 
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Doreen Soan .... continuity
 
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91 min | USA:85 min
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2.35 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (RCA Sound Recording)
Certification:
Australia:PG (DVD rating) | Finland:K-16 | Netherlands:18 (original rating) (1958) | Netherlands:14 (re-rating) (1958) | UK:A (original rating) | UK:PG (tv rating) | UK:12 (DVD: director's audio commentary) (2003) | UK:PG (video rating) (2003) (2011) | USA:Approved (PCA #18535) | West Germany:12 (nf)

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The American distributors, paired The Abominable Snowman, as a double feature with "The Crawling Eye" 1958 which incidentally also starred Forest Tucker. The coming attractions at the theater showed clips from both movies, and scared the bejeebers out of this author when he was ten year old.See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: Following McNee's fall, Dr. Rollason wraps a large white bandage around McNee's damaged left ankle and foot. Although the bandage is shown around his foot in the 'studio' camp site, immediately afterwards the long shots of McNee fleeing down the actual mountain reveal boots on both his feet.See more »
Quotes:
Lhama:They are in danger, all of them, from their own actions.See more »
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10 out of 16 people found the following review useful.
Hammer In the Himalayas, 13 June 2001
Author: telegonus from brighton, ma

Nicely crafted little early Hammer film from the late fifties, surprisingly low-key for this studio, not to mention thoughtful, it was shot in black and white, also unusual for Hammer, and overall there are only two Hammer-esquire aspects to it, star Peter Cushing, and the supernatural elements in the story. Directed by Val Guest and written by Nigel Kneale, it is the tale of two men, one good, an Englishman, (naturally) and one bad, an American, (perhaps also naturally, given his greedy disposition), and their quest for the Yeti, popularly known as the 'abominable snowman' in the high Himalayas. Filmed on a tight budget, the picture is well-written, deliberately paced, and has relatively little action. The tone is pleasingly British in being civilized and polite, aside from obnoxious American Forrest Tucker, and there is about this film the hint that with more time and money a larger, better movie might have resulted. Here and there one gets a Michael Powell feeling, in the exotic lamasery setting and the outrageous plot; while at other times, in some excellent dialog, there are suggestions of a more intelligent film, a sort of thinking man's Lost Horizon, that might have been done had to producers not been so compelled to stick to the bottom line of fantasy and adventure, as opposed to the psychology and philosophy that periodically emerge as the story unfolds. All these matters aside, the movie stands up quite well on its own terms, managing to be both intelligent and eerie, not an easy thing to do. Rather than appearing to 'fight' their modest budget, the studio wisely emphasized the film's necessary minimalism, right down to the haunting, spare musical score, and the result is a gem of a picture that pulls the viewer agreeably along to its satisfactory conclusion.

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