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Johnny Drake
Linda Lawson ...
Mora
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Capt. Samuel Murdock
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Ellen Sands
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Madame Romanovitch
Tom Dillon ...
Merry-Go-Round Operator - Ellen's Grandfather
H.E. West ...
Lt. Henderson
Ben Roseman ...
Bruno
Marjorie Cameron ...
Water Witch (as Cameron)
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On leave in a shore side town, Johnny becomes interested in a young dark haired woman. They meet and he learns that she plays a mermaid in the local carnival. After strange occurrences, Johnny begins to believe that she may actually be a real mermaid that habitually kills during the cycle of the full moon. Written by <VRSC26B@PRODIGY.COM>

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17 September 1965 (Mexico)  »

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Girl from Beneath the Sea  »

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$25,000 (estimated)
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Peter Lorre was approached to play the role of Capt. Murdock, but the filmmakers couldn't afford the salary he demanded. See more »

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As Johnny and Mora arrive at the dive spot in the motor boat, a medium camera shot shows Mora suited up with dive tank and dive mask on her head. The shot then switches to a close up, but now we see Mora has no dive mask on, and in fact, we see Johnny holding both his and Mora's masks in his hands. See more »

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Madame Romanovitch: Have you ever had a Tarot reading before?
Johnny Drake: No, I've never been to a fortune teller before.
Madame Romanovitch: Don't use that expression, "fortune teller." It sounds so vulgar. I prefer to be known as a chiromancer or clairvoyant.
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'And so, all the night tide, I lie down by the side of my darling - my darling - my life and my bride, in her sepulchre there by the sea, in her tomb by the sounding sea.' Edgar Allen Poe (from 'Annabel Lee') See more »

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Stylish low-budget mood piece...
27 November 2005 | by (las vegas, nv) – See all my reviews

Sailor on shore-leave meets and falls for a mysterious woman who works as a carnival mermaid on the California coast. Is she a neurotic or actually a descendant of the Sirens? Moody mystery isn't quite the thriller it was advertised as. It has a straightforward narrative and very few actual surprises, but there are surreal bits, a great beatnik party on the beach, terrific black-and-white cinematography, and handsome, pre-hippie Dennis Hopper at his most grounded and friendly (and polite!). The film hopes to absorb its audience by means of atmosphere and little red herrings, not big shocks. I admired the film, but it's not to every taste. **1/2 from ****


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