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The Monster of Piedras Blancas (1959)

Unrated  |   |  Horror, Sci-Fi  |  22 April 1959 (USA)
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The monster, which looks like a nastier version of "The Creature from the Black Lagoon," invades a sleepy lighthouse town. The superstitious lighthouse keeper is worried for the safety of ... See full summary »

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Dr. Sam Jorgenson
Forrest Lewis ...
Constable George Matson
John Harmon ...
Sturges, the Lighthouse Keeper
Frank Arvidson ...
Kochek, the Storekeeper
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Lucille Sturges
Don Sullivan ...
Fred
Pete Dunn ...
Eddie / The Monster
Joseph La Cava ...
Mike
Wayne Berwick ...
Little Jimmy
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The monster, which looks like a nastier version of "The Creature from the Black Lagoon," invades a sleepy lighthouse town. The superstitious lighthouse keeper is worried for the safety of his beautiful teenage daughter, so he leaves food for the monster, who dwells in a nearby cave. When bodies wash up ashore, the locals take notice. Written by Anonymous

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22 April 1959 (USA)  »

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El monstruo de Piedras Blancas  »

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Trivia

Piedras Blancas actually exists. It's a town on the central California coast, and it does have a lighthouse that was used in this film, but only for exterior shots. Incidentally,'Piedras Blancas' is Spanish for 'White Rocks.' See more »

Goofs

When the monster is trying to break through the steel door at the top of the lighthouse, it is a single door. But when he breaks through, it is a double door. See more »

Quotes

Fred: There's been another murder.
Sturges, the Lighthouse Keeper: Who?
Fred: Kochek. We found his body this afternoon.
Sturges, the Lighthouse Keeper: He talked too much.
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Highly entertaining
8 March 2002 | by (chatsworth,california) – See all my reviews

Very entertaining movie,gives you a real feel for the time it was made.Was one of Don Sullivan's best and makes you wonder, if Steve McQueen could advance from " Blob " what ever happened to Don Sullivan? My friends and I first saw this movie late on night while camping out in the backyard with an extension cord stretched to an old b/w and the scene where the monster comes out with the head scared us to death!


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