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Monster on the Campus
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Release Date:
1 May 1959 (Finland) See more »
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Co-ed beauty captive of man-monster! Campus terror! Students victims of terror-beast!
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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(2 articles)
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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Interesting, Maybe Silly 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)
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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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Aspect Ratio:
1.37 : 1 See more »
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Mono (Westrex Recording System)
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Prof. Donald Blake (Arthur Franz) has a collection of facial reconstructions depicting the ascent of man from the early hominids to modern man (or woman in this case, actress Joanna Moore). One of them is that of The Piltdown Man, whose "discovery" in 1912 was exposed as a hoax in 1953, five years before this movie was released.See more »
Goofs:
Revealing mistakes: When we see the "anthropoid's" face for the first time, the bottom of the mask is clearly visible.See more »
Quotes:
Professor Donald Blake:Unless we learn to control the instincts we/ve inherited from our ape-like ancestors, the race is doomed.
Madeline Howard:Why don't you learn to control your instincts and stop being so pessimistic?
Professor Donald Blake:You know, you're right, and when I look at you, the future's very bright.
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Movie Connections:
Referenced in Ghost Chase (1987)See more »

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Interesting, Maybe Silly, 22 May 2011
Author: gavin6942 from United States

The blood of a primitive fish exposed to gamma rays causes a benign research professor (Arthur Franz) to regress to an ape-like, bloodthirsty prehistoric hominid.

I cannot believe how daft Professor Blake is. He does not realize that all the evidence points to one man for the murders, and he even knows how, but fails to recognize it. I am also sort of surprised how light this film is given the subject matter -- a deranged killer is loose on campus and no one seems too terribly upset.

I liked the idea of the de-evolution blood. Even if it made a dog wear fake teeth. And even if the professor's name is Donald Blake, which means that he was also the Norse god Thor...

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