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Bert I. Gordon (story)
George Worthing Yates (screenplay)
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Release Date:
June 1958 (USA) See more »
The towering terror from hell!
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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  (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)

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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69 min
Aspect Ratio:
1.66 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
UK:X (original rating) | USA:Approved (Certificate #19024)

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The final scene of the film, lasting less than one minute, is in color.See more »
Plot holes: Glenn escapes from the Los Angeles Airport and turns up in Griffith Park. This means that a 60 foot disfigured giant moved through some of the most densely populated areas of California, including Los Angeles and Hollywood, without anyone noticing him.See more »
Maj. Mark Baird:Can't you find us some warehouse to keep him in temporarily?See more »
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4 out of 4 people found the following review useful.
Still creepy after all these years, 30 October 2000
Author: David Duke ( from New York City

"War of the Colossal Beast," the sequel to the cult-classic "The Amazing Colossal Man," isn't as bad as some critics would have you believe. It's loaded with unintentional laughs ("Get the picture?"), lots of cultural stereotypes, and a make-up design that is superior to most of its sci-fi contemporaries. The Colossal Beast's first appearance in the film can still shock the unsuspecting viewer, and the end sequence at Griffith Park -- along with the reinserted color pay-off -- make this film a must for any '50s B-movie enthusiast.

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