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War of the Colossal Beast
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Director:
Writers:
Bert I. Gordon (story)
George Worthing Yates (screenplay)
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Release Date:
June 1958 (USA) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
The towering terror from hell!
Plot:
Glenn Manning, "The Amazing Colosasal Man," believed dead after falling from the Hoover Dam, reemerges in rural Mexico, brain damaged, disfigured, and very hungry. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)
Sally Fraser ... Joyce Manning
Roger Pace ... Maj. Mark Baird
Duncan 'Dean' Parkin ... Col. Glenn Manning (as Dean Parkin)
Russ Bender ... Dr. Carmichael
Rico Alaniz ... Sgt. Luis Murillo
George Becwar ... John Swanson
Robert Hernandez ... Miguel
Charles Stewart ... Capt. Harris
June Jocelyn ... Mrs. Edwards
John McNamara ... Neurologist
Loretta Nicholson ... Joan
Raymond Winston ... Arthur Lang
Jack Kosslyn ... Newscaster
George Navarro ... Mexican Doctor
Bob Garnet ... Pentagon Correspondent
Stan Chambers ... TV Announcer
June Burt ... Laurie Edwards
Howard Wright ... Medical Research Officer
Mary Hennessy
George Alexander ... Army Officer
Bill Giorgio ... Bus Driver
Hal Torey
George Milan ... Gen. Nelson

Warren Frost ... Operator (Switchboard)
Robert Tetrick (as Bob Tetrick)
Rod Dana
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Louie Elias ... Soldier (uncredited)
Roy Gordon ... Mayor (uncredited)
Glenn Langan ... Lt. Col. Glenn Manning (archive footage) (uncredited)
Merritt Stone ... Cop (uncredited)
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Directed by
Bert I. Gordon 
 
Writing credits
Bert I. Gordon (story)

George Worthing Yates (screenplay)

Produced by
Samuel Z. Arkoff .... executive producer
Bert I. Gordon .... producer
James H. Nicholson .... executive producer
 
Original Music by
Albert Glasser 
 
Cinematography by
Jack A. Marta  (as Jack Marta)
 
Film Editing by
Ronald Sinclair 
 
Art Direction by
Walter E. Keller  (as Walter Keller)
 
Set Decoration by
Morris Hoffman  (as Maury Hoffman)
 
Makeup Department
Jack H. Young .... special makeup
 
Production Management
Herbert E. Mendelson .... production manager (as Herb Mendelson)
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Herbert E. Mendelson .... assistant director (as H.E. Mendelson)
John W. Rogers .... assistant director
 
Art Department
Walter Broadfoot .... property master
 
Sound Department
Josef von Stroheim .... sound editor
Ben Winkler .... sound mixer (as Benny Winkler)
 
Special Effects by
Bert I. Gordon .... special technical effects
Flora M. Gordon .... assistant technical effects
 
Visual Effects by
Bert I. Gordon .... special visual effects
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Burl Stafford .... chief set electrician
 
Editorial Department
Ronald Sinclair .... editorial supervisor
Paul Wittenberg .... assistant editor
 
Music Department
Albert Glasser .... conductor
 
Other crew
Henry Schrage .... assistant to producer
Judith Hart .... script supervisor (uncredited)
 

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Runtime:
69 min
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Certification:
UK:X (original rating) | USA:Approved (Certificate #19024)

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Trivia:
The final scene of the film, lasting less than one minute, is in color.See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: In The Amazing Colossal Man (1957), army doctors mention that Glenn's heart has not grown proportionally with the rest of his body and that it will literally explode in a matter of days. In 'War of the Colossal Beast', which takes place some time after the previous film, Glenn shows no signs of the existing heart ailment.See more »
Quotes:
Sgt. Luis Murillo:Giants can run fast. They have long legs.See more »

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10 out of 11 people found the following review useful.
Round Two: Colossal Man Vs. Military, 30 December 2004

Colonel Manning, the amazing 60ft colossal man from the same film, falls into the Colorado River at the end of that film from not-so-friendly military firepower. It seems now though that he survives that only to be swept down river into Mexico where he resides in the mountains and yanks trucks off the road for food. OK, the story in this one in not anything grandiose to be sure, but Bert I. Gordon's follow-up is satisfying to a point. This time around Glenn's sister still believes her brother to be alive and flies down to Mexico - soon to be followed by a military officer who didn't believe her in the first place. Well, Manning is discovered in the mountains, tricked into eating bread loaded with something that knocks him out, and then transported to Los Angelos. From there on we basically get what we got in the first film. There are some differences though. Manning is played this time by the same guy that played the giant with the bad face and eye in Gordon's The Cyclops. He has virtually no dialog. This means that it is a lot more difficult to feel for the character as one might have in the first film. This film does show some attention to the bureaucratic way in which our government works. The acting is competent and Gordon's direction fair. His special effects are again nothing so special. We have the one brief moment of color in the climax. We also get a pretty lengthy flashback taken entirely from the first film. This is a decent sequel but not as "good" as its original source material.

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