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The Trollenberg Terror
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Director:
Writers:
Jimmy Sangster (screenplay)
Peter Key (story)
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Release Date:
31 December 1958 (USA) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
WARNING: If you've ever been hypnotized, do not come alone! See more »
Plot:
A series of decapitations on a Swiss mountainside appear to be connected to a mysterious radioactive cloud. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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Cast

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Directed by
Quentin Lawrence 
 
Writing credits
Jimmy Sangster (screenplay)

Peter Key (story)

Produced by
Robert S. Baker .... producer
Monty Berman .... producer
 
Original Music by
Stanley Black 
 
Cinematography by
Monty Berman 
 
Film Editing by
Henry Richardson 
 
Art Direction by
Duncan Sutherland 
 
Makeup Department
Eleanor Jones .... makeup artist
Joy Vigo .... hair stylist
 
Production Management
Ronald Liles .... production supervisor (as Ronald C. Lisles)
Charles Permane .... production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Norman Harrison .... assistant director
 
Sound Department
Richard A. Smith .... sound recordist (as Dick Smith)
 
Special Effects by
Les Bowie .... special effects (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Desmond Davis .... camera operator
 
Music Department
Stanley Black .... conductor
 
Other crew
Yvonne Richards .... continuity
 
Crew believed to be complete


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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"The Trollenberg Terror" - UK (original title)
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Runtime:
Germany:82 min | USA:84 min
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Language:
Aspect Ratio:
1.66 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono | Mono (RCA Sound Recording)
Certification:
Sweden:15 | UK:A (original rating) | UK:PG (re-rating) (2006) | USA:Unrated | West Germany:18 (nf)

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Trivia:
This was the last film produced by Southall Studios, one of the earliest pioneer film studios of the United Kingdom.See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: In the train scene early on Forrest Tucker is reading a fresh, crisp, unwrinkled newspaper when Janet Munro has one of her bad spells and falls in his lap. As she falls, Tucker's newspaper looks like it has gone through a few takes already.See more »
Quotes:
Prof. Crevett:Da cloud has moved. It is at da foot of da South Col. Where da hut is.See more »

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33 out of 40 people found the following review useful.
One Of My All Time Favorites, 24 March 2005
Author: Michael Stevens from United States

I won't get into the story line-- you've read the other reviews. This is one of my all time favorite sci-fi movies which combines great acting with tight direction and a wonderful claustrophobic atmosphere. Forrest Tucker is in top form, barking out orders and taking control of a desperate situation facing the village. It's fun to watch his on-screen character as his motions and gestures belie his get-tough attitude when it comes to dealing with the nature of the gruesome deaths which face the villagers. One or two "inside jokes" might sail past most viewers (one that comes to mind is at the very beginning of the film when one mountain climber shouts to the other, "who is it Jim, the Abominable Snowman?", referring to Forrest Tucker's 1957 film.) One wonderful, often overlooked scene also occurs early in the film when the group meets for a drink prior to the two climbers going up the mountain. The scene centers around a discussion of "roping" and really sets up the atmosphere for what is to come-- it's a wonderfully done scene. By today's standards, the special effects may not hold up well, but given all the other positive factors which surround this production, the film stands as a tribute to 1950's sci-fi/horror.

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