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The Abominable Snowman
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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 »
Plot:
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
 
Other crew
Doreen Soan .... continuity
 
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Runtime:
91 min | USA:85 min
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Aspect Ratio:
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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Trivia:
Like the "Quatermass" films produced by Hammer (The Quatermass Xperiment (1955), Enemy from Space (1957) and Five Million Years to Earth (1967), this was based on one of Nigel Kneale's television dramas, "BBC Sunday-Night Theatre: The Creature (#6.5)" (1955).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:
[Kusang has run off]
Ed Shelley:Find him?
Dr. Tom Friend:No, but I found something else.
Ed Shelley:What's that?
Dr. Tom Friend:One of your traps all broken apart!
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Movie Connections:
Referenced in The Perfect Scary Movie (2005) (TV)See more »

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4 out of 5 people found the following review useful.
Less is more., 22 February 2000
Author: yenlo from Auburn, Me

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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