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Monster on the Campus
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David Duncan (written by)
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Release Date:
1 May 1959 (Finland) See more »
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Chills! Thrills! See more »
Plot:
The blood of a primitive fish exposed to gamma rays causes a benign research professor to regress to an ape-like, bloodthirsty prehistoric hominid. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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Forgotten B&W Horror #12: Monster on the Campus
 (From Obsessed with Film. 16 October 2012, 3:02 AM, PDT)

Week 213: Men Into Apes!
 (From Trailers from Hell. 26 September 2011, 5:27 PM, PDT)

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Fascinating Fright Flick See more (38 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)
Arthur Franz ... Prof. Donald Blake

Joanna Moore ... Madeline Howard
Judson Pratt ... Lt. Mike Stevens
Nancy Walters ... Sylvia Lockwood

Troy Donahue ... Jimmy Flanders
Phil Harvey ... Sgt. Powell
Helen Westcott ... Nurse Molly Riordan
Alexander Lockwood ... Prof. Gilbert Howard

Whit Bissell ... Dr. Oliver Cole
Ross Elliott ... Sgt. Eddie Daniels
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Anne Anderson ... Student (uncredited)
Louis Cavalier ... Student (uncredited)
Richard H. Cutting ... Tom Edwards - Forest Ranger (uncredited)
Eddie Parker ... Donald as a Monster (uncredited)
Hank Patterson ... Townsend - Night Watchman (uncredited)
Ronnie Rondell Jr. ... Student (uncredited)

Directed by
Jack Arnold 
 
Writing credits
David Duncan (written by)

Produced by
Joseph Gershenson .... producer
 
Cinematography by
Russell Metty 
 
Film Editing by
Ted J. Kent 
 
Art Direction by
Alexander Golitzen 
 
Set Decoration by
Russell A. Gausman 
Julia Heron 
 
Makeup Department
Bud Westmore .... makeup artist
Jack Kevan .... creature designer (uncredited)
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Marshall Green .... assistant director
 
Sound Department
Leslie I. Carey .... sound
Joe Lapis .... sound
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Clifford Stine .... special photography
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Bill Thomas .... costume supervisor
 
Music Department
Paul Dessau .... composer: stock music (uncredited)
Irving Gertz .... composer: stock music (uncredited)
William Lava .... composer: stock music (uncredited)
Henry Mancini .... composer: stock music (uncredited)
Heinz Roemheld .... composer: stock music (uncredited)
Hans J. Salter .... composer: stock music (uncredited)
Frank Skinner .... composer: stock music (uncredited)
Herman Stein .... composer: stock music (uncredited)
 
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77 min
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Mono (Westrex Recording System)
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Arthur Franz only played Prof. Donald Blake. Once the makeup transformation scenes were over, stuntman Eddie Parker did every scene as the Monster.See more »
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Revealing mistakes: When we see the "anthropoid's" face for the first time, the bottom of the mask is clearly visible.See more »
Quotes:
Sylvia Lockwood:[Seeing a giant dragonfly at the window, she screams]
Professor Donald Blake:Don't open the door! It'll escape!
Sylvia Lockwood:Who cares?
Professor Donald Blake:I care! I want it!
Jimmy Flanders:Well, what is it?
Professor Donald Blake:I don't know! We'll find out when we catch it!
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6 out of 7 people found the following review useful.
Fascinating Fright Flick, 13 October 2006
Author: twanurit from United States

Blood of an ancient fish transforms those infected with it into a vicious dog, giant dragonfly or monstrous Neanderthal entity. Arthur Franz is convincing as an archaeological college professor, teaching Troy Donahue and Nancy Walters, while romancing the lovely Joanna Moore. Jack Arnold ably directed this somewhat maligned film; it's actually creepy and well-shot, succeeding in delivering the shocks, especially in the last act, where we finally see the title creation and it's a startling effect. Helen Westcott is memorable in only two scenes, as the school nurse, conveying some romantic attraction to Franz, all with a dose of humor. It was recently released to DVD as part of the "Classic Sci-Fi Ultimate Collection", which includes "Tarantula" (1955), "The Mole People" (1956), "The Monothith Monsters" (1957), and "The Incredible Shrinking Man" (1957), all on par: great title sequence, fine musical score (some patchwork), beautiful monochrome photography, well-scripted, capably acted, always intriguing, with "Man" the jewel of the crown.

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