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The Giant Behemoth (1959)
"Behemoth the Sea Monster" (original title)

 -  Drama | Fantasy | Horror  -  3 March 1959 (USA)
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Marine atomic tests cause changes in the ocean's ecosystem resulting in dangerous blobs of radiation and the resurrection of a dormant dinosaur which threatens London.

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Complete credited cast:
Gene Evans ...
Steve Karnes
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Prof. James Bickford
John Turner ...
John
Leigh Madison ...
Jean Trevethan
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Dr. Sampson, the Paleontologist
Maurice Kaufmann ...
Mini Submarine Officer
Henri Vidon ...
Tom Trevethan
Leonard Sachs ...
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Storyline

The dumping of radioactive waste in the ocean disturbs a prehistoric monster than can project electric shocks and radioactive beams. After terrorizing the English coast, it is discovered that if the creature is destroyed with conventional weaponry it would spread a dangerous amount radioactive contamination over the entire country, with this fact preventing the military from attacking the monster as it nears London. Written by Jeremy Lunt <durlinlunt@acadia.net>

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SEE the Beast that shakes the Earth! LIVE in a world gone mad! WATCH the chaos of a smashed civilization! FLEE from the mightiest fright on the screen! NOTHING so Big as Behemoth! See more »


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3 March 1959 (USA)  »

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(RCA Sound Recording)

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1.66 : 1
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Trivia

Willis O'Brien and Pete Peterson completed a significant amount of the stop motion animation on a table in Peterson's garage. See more »

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When the behemoth is pushing the ferry, the supporting, floating platform that the model of the monster was nailed to, can be seen at the left side of the frame. See more »

Quotes

Steve Karnes: I feel Admiral, what we're facing is a marine animal of tremendous size and strength.
Admiral Summers: Do you mean to believe that a whale could've smashed through steel plates so high above the water line?
Steve Karnes: I didn't say a whale.
Professor James Bickford: Behemoth?
Steve Karnes: That's as good a name as any for now.
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References The Beast from 20,000 Fathoms (1953) See more »

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Other subtitle for US release?
20 November 1999 | by (Santa Ana, California, USA) – See all my reviews

I first saw this movie when I was 9 years old and it was the scariest movie I'd ever seen. I vividly recall the scenes of terrified people running from the monster and being melted by the radiation waves emitted by the beast!

I watched the movie again last year and still found it compelling, albeit in a low budget way. I remember the sub-head, or perhaps the trailer to be "It came from the sea." Or, perhaps I was hiding under the sheets and didn't hear it correctly.


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