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Machine-Gun Kelly, the famous bank robber, seldom without his Thompson machine gun. The story opens with great jazzy music and a murder shown in shadows. His moll is the driving force ... See full summary »
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Brian G. Hutton,
David J. Stewart
A group of scientists travel to a remote island to study the effects of nuclear weapons tests, only to get stranded when their airplane explodes. The team soon discovers that the island has been taken over by crabs that have mutated into enormous, intelligent monsters. To add to their problems, the island is slowly sinking into the ocean. Will any of them manage to escape? Written by
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About two minutes into the opening title sequence, the opening title musical score from the 1956 sci-fi movie "World Without End" is played. See more »
Although Ed Nelson's character is listed in the credits as Ensign Quinlan, he is referred to by Dr's Hunter and Weigand as Lieutenant Quinlan. See more »
[Hank tries to contact the U.S. Navy using a jury-rigged wireless telegraph set]
You getting through, Hank?
How should I know? I'm not on the other end of this thing!
Oh, Hank, you must get through.
I know it. It's gone dead
[laughing, with Karl's voice]
I'm afraid that won't help you, Hank. By the time ships and planes can arrive, this island will have vanished beneath the waves of the sea.
[with Jules' voice]
But you will not drown. You will be a part of me.
[with Karl's voice again]
And as with ...
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Any movie that passes off a 1950s' home in the Hollywood Hills as a research center located atop a shrinking Pacific atoll, a well-foliaged hillside as a fresh landslide, Griffith Park's Bronson Caves as a passage to the sea, a dyed-blonde Mel Welles as a "French" scientist, and a rolling and flopping papier-mache model with humanesque eyes as a terrifying monster crab is MY kind of movie! Artistically, probably one of Corman's worst, this still is great FUN. Like many other "bad" horror movies of the fifties, I can watch it over again and again! Unfortunately, though, the only print that seems to be available--either on VHS or DVD--is not a very good one. Enjoy! (NOTE: An earlier reviewer indicated that Beverly Garland is in this film; she is not.)
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