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The Alligator People (1959)

Approved | | Horror, Sci-Fi | 16 July 1959 (USA)
A woman in a hypnotic state recounts to two doctors the details of a horrific experience from her past life that began with the mysterious and sudden disappearance of her husband.

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Dr. Eric Lorimer
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Manon (as Lon Chaney)
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Dr. Mark Sinclair
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Paul Webster
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Dr. Wayne MacGregor
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A newlywed couple sit in a train. The husband receives a frantic telegram. He gets off at a station to make a phone call, the train pulls away without him on it, and that's the last his wife sees of him. Years later after a long search she finally tracks him down on his family's southern estate where she discovers that a failed medical treatment has turned him into an alligator mutant. Written by Jeremy Lunt <durlinlunt@acadia.net>

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El caimán humano  »

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Originally released on a double bill with Return of the Fly (1959). See more »

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When Joyce Webster (Beverly Garland) first arrives in Bayou Landing, she's offered a ride by Manon (Lon Chaney Jr.). However when she gets to his truck, the passenger side door is already open, even though he just got there. Manon pulls up to the train station and climbs out of the passenger door and leaves it open. See more »

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Joyce Webster, aka Jane Marvin: What secret was Mrs. Hawthorne hiding in this strange, unfriendly house?
Joyce Webster, aka Jane Marvin: Why had she told me not to leave my room?
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Spoofed in Matinee (1993) See more »

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Science and medicine go astray in the swamps of Louisiana.
4 November 2001 | by (Muskogee OK) – See all my reviews

A honeymoon is cut short when a maimed war hero(Richard Crane) seeks healing. The newlywed bride(Beverly Garland)tracks her husband down in a Louisiana bayou getting injections of a serum from alligator glands. A mad scientist tries to heal cripples with his bizarre experiments. After awhile the injected mutate into...well you can guess by the movie's title. Veteran actor Lon Chaney Jr plays a crazed Cajun with a left hook(pun) and a strong aversion to 'gators'.

Great scenery and background score. Special effects are pretty neat. Garland is beautiful and flawless in this Sci-Fi thriller. Notable support from George Macready, Bruce Bennett and Frieda Inescort. This is an attention grabber and well worth your while.


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