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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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Tagline:
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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Well worth watching if you like scary fun 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 »
Sound Mix:
Mono (Westrex Recording System)
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Film debut for Nancy Walters.See more »
Goofs:
Errors made by characters (possibly deliberate errors by the filmmakers): Just before sergeant Daniels encounters the monster, he is talking on a police phone box. He tells the person that he is at call box B-26. However, in very large letters, the box is identified as E-26.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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Referenced in Ghost Chase (1987)See more »

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5 out of 6 people found the following review useful.
Well worth watching if you like scary fun, 28 January 2001
Author: pmsusana from New Orleans, Louisiana

Although this film reportedly wasn't one of director Jack Arnold's favorites, I personally have enjoyed it very much through many viewings. The story is a Jekyll-Hyde variation, but it offers real suspense and some genuine scares from a director that knows how. The only (minor) disappointment is the creature's makeup (not seen 'til near the end), which unfortunately is revealed to us in a brightly-lit room; makeups like this are more effective when glimpsed fleetingly in the dark. That small quibble aside, this film offers lots of scary fun for those in the mood. (The same can be said of Arnold's earlier films for the same studio, "It Came From Outer Space" (1953) and "Tarantula" (1955).

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