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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 »
User Reviews:
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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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Aspect Ratio:
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Certification:
UK:X (original rating) | USA:Approved (Certificate #19024)

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Trivia:
American-International changed to title to a more dramatic-sounding "War of the Colossal Beast" and avoided mentioning in the ad campaign that it was a sequel to an earlier film.See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: Although Glenn is supposed to be 60 feet tall, in the final scene, when he reaches over the Griffith Observatory, he almost touches Joyce. The actual distance between Glenn and Joyce would be at lest several hundred feet.See more »
Quotes:
Dr. Carmichael:There's nothing in our directives about a 60 foot giant!See more »
Movie Connections:
Referenced in Not Another Not Another Movie (2011)See more »

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6 out of 6 people found the following review useful.
Still good after all these years., 14 June 2004
Author: Clint Eastwood from USA

I first saw the War of the Colossal Beast when I was about 6 or 7 years old. I enjoyed it so much that my father purchased me a 3 minute movie of it that had to be played on a movie projector. Today I own both The Amazing Colossal Man, & War of the Colossal Beast. I liked the sequel better than the first one. The special effects were better I believe. The harsh roars he made always scared me as a little kid. The movie has no real great plot. It did have quite a few errors, but I over looked them, such as Glenn Manning having no relation, then all of a sudden he has a sister. Overall I would recommend watching both movies. I am happy to own both of them, due to the fact that they are rare & not so easy movies to find today.

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