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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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(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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Classic 50's low budget Sci-Fi with strong performances. 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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1.37 : 1 See more »
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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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Crew or equipment visible: Very visible wires holding up the prehistoric dragonfly.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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23 out of 26 people found the following review useful.
Classic 50's low budget Sci-Fi with strong performances., 14 January 2004
Author: (dsturgil@sccoast.net) from Longs, South Carolina

Ah yes! The good old days when Sci-Fi was simple. All you needed was a little radiation and most anything was possible. This movie was one of the last 50's Sci-Fi movies from Universal coming out in 1959-same year I did. Audiences then were not as sophisticated as they are now and quicker to give a movie the benefit of the doubt. This was the day of the Drive-In movie. Anyone my age or older should enjoy the simplicity of this film and the nostalgic quality of it. Good solid performances by Arthur Franz and especially Joanna Moore (whom would later become notable as one of Andy Taylor's girlfriends on TV). Plenty of the good old character actors from Universal's other Sci-Fi films give it a familiar feel. This movie doesn't ask you to think too much; when I was a kid watching Shock Theatre on a Saturday afternoon I didn't want to. Sure, the make-up could have been much better but from a distance the monster is quite scary.You don't have to look close to find a few blunders: lace-up shoe or loafer? You'll hear music from practically all of Universal's Sci-Fi and horrors movies: Tarantula, Frankenstein, the Mummy movies.This movie is probably not very entertaining to the younger generations of viewers other than finding it quite campy. How far we've come as an audience. But this movie tries hard and with its budget I've got to give it credit. It holds a warm spot in my heart and a solid place in my video library.

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