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Charles B. Griffith (screenplay)
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Release Date:
10 February 1957 (USA) See more »
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Tagline:
From the depths of the sea... a tidal wave of terror!
Plot:
Scientists become trapped on a shrinking island with intelligent, murderous giant crabs. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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(39 articles)
The Quiet Earth
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A perennial favourite of all B movie buffs. See more (72 total) »

Cast

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Richard Garland ... Dale Drewer

Pamela Duncan ... Martha Hunter

Russell Johnson ... Hank Chapman

Leslie Bradley ... Dr. Karl Weigand
Mel Welles ... Jules Deveroux
Richard H. Cutting ... Dr. James Carson (as Richard Cutting)
Beach Dickerson ... Seaman Ron Fellows
Tony Miller ... Seaman Jack Sommers

Ed Nelson ... Ensign Quinlan
Maitland Stuart ... Seaman Mac

Charles B. Griffith ... Seaman Tate
Robin Riley
Doug Roberts

Directed by
Roger Corman 
 
Writing credits
Charles B. Griffith (screenplay) (as Charles Griffith)

Produced by
Roger Corman .... producer
Charles B. Griffith .... associate producer
 
Original Music by
Ronald Stein 
 
Cinematography by
Floyd Crosby (photographer)
 
Film Editing by
Charles Gross  (as Charles Gross Jr.)
 
Makeup Department
Curly Batson .... makeup artist (as Curley Batson)
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Maurice Vaccarino .... assistant director
Charles B. Griffith .... director underwater scenes (uncredited)
Lindsley Parsons Jr. .... second assistant director (uncredited)
 
Art Department
Karl Brainard .... props (uncredited)
 
Special Effects by
Beach Dickerson .... crab monster operator (uncredited)
Ed Nelson .... special effects (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Charles Hannawalt .... chief grip (uncredited)
Floyd Williams .... gaffer (uncredited)
 
Other crew
Maitland Stuart .... underwater technician
Paul Julian .... title designer (uncredited)
 

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Runtime:
62 min
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Aspect Ratio:
1.37 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (Westrex Recording System)
Certification:
Australia:PG | UK:X (original rating) | UK:PG (video) | USA:Approved (certificate #18415)

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Paul Blaisdell was a member of Roger Corman's unofficial "stock company". He would normally build the monsters and special props for Corman's features. He turned this project down because he felt he could not do an adequate job for the money that was being offered.See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: When Deveroux calls out to the first team upon arriving at the island, the echo does not match what he shouts.See more »
Quotes:
[first lines]
Narrator:And the Lord said, I will destroy man whom I have created from the face of the earth; both man, and beast, and the creeping thing, and the fowls of the air; for it repenteth me that I have made them.
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Featured in First Works (1989) (TV)See more »

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27 out of 30 people found the following review useful.
A perennial favourite of all B movie buffs., 21 July 2001
Author: reptilicus from Vancouver, Canada

Whether Roger Corman likes it or not this is one of the movies he will always be remembered for. Radiation gets the blame again and spawns mutant crabs who can walk forward (something no real crab can do), talk, and absorb the brains of the people they eat. These ambitious soft shelled terrors want to conquer the world and digest the brains of several scientists to gain the know-how to do that. Believe me, a giant crab with a PHd. is a dangerous thing! Corman's usual stock company does very well here. Mel Welles and Leslie Bradley sport believeable accents, Richard Garland and Pamela Duncan (both of whom would be in THE UNDEAD the same year) are a fine couple, Russell Johnson is great and Beech Dickerson is the comedy relief. If we can believe Ed Nelson, he is the one who was under the giant crab and he also dimly recalled Jack Nicholson hanging around the location pestering Roger for something to do so maybe Jack was helping move the crab around too. Gore is non existant (it was 1957 for cryin' out loud!) except for a decapitation at the start of the film (interestingly (symbolically?) the victim is Charles Griffith who wrote the screenplay). Can I get serious for a moment now? Would someone get in touch with Roger and get him to round up the cast members who are still alive and release this on DVD with an audio commentary track? There IS a market for this movie out there and a 45th anniversary edition would, in my opinion, sell very well. Roger . . .er . . .Mr. Corman, if perchance you should read this, get in touch with me.

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