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Release Date:
20 February 1961 (Denmark) See more »
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  (in credits order) (complete, awaiting verification)

Bent Mejding ... Svend Viltorft
Asbjørn Andersen ... Prof. Otto Martens (as Asbjorn Andersen)
Povl Wøldike ... Dr. Peter Dalby (as Poul Wildaker)

Ann Smyrner ... Lise Martens

Mimi Heinrich ... Karen Martens

Dirch Passer ... Petersen
Marlies Behrens ... Connie Miller (American version) (as Marla Behrens)
Carl Ottosen ... Gen. Mark Grayson
Ole Wisborg ... Capt. Einer Brandt
Birthe Wilke ... Herself - nightclub singer
Mogens Brandt ... Police Chief Hassing
Kjeld Petersen ... Police Officer Olsen
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Jens Due ... Journalist
Mai Reimers ... Badegæst
Jørgen Blaksted ... Naval officer (uncredited)

Robert Cornthwaite ... Man (voice) (uncredited)
Børge Møller Grimstrup ... Danish farmer (uncredited)
Egon Gydesen ... Danish soldier (uncredited)
Knud Hallest ... Naval officer (uncredited)
Svend Johansen ... Naval officer (uncredited)
Benny Juhlin ... Danish soldier (uncredited)
Dirk Melchior ... Farmer eaten by Reptilicus (uncredited)

Bodil Miller ... Connie Miller (Danish version) (uncredited)
Hardy Rafn ... (uncredited)
Martin Stander ... (uncredited)
Alex Suhr ... Alex - drilling crew (uncredited)
Poul Thomsen ... Orlogskaptajn (uncredited)
Claus Toksvig ... Himself - Narrator (uncredited)
Bent Vejlby ... Danish soldier (uncredited)
Alfred Wilken ... (uncredited)

Directed by
Sidney W. Pink  (as Sidney Pink)
Writing credits
Sidney W. Pink (original story) (as Sid Pink)

Ib Melchior (screenplay) and
Sidney W. Pink (screenplay) (as Sid Pink)

Produced by
Samuel Z. Arkoff .... producer
Sidney W. Pink .... producer (as Sidney Pink)
Johann Zalabery .... executive producer
Original Music by
Les Baxter (US version)
Sven Gyldmark 
Cinematography by
Aage Wiltrup (director of photography)
Film Editing by
Sven Methling 
Edith Nisted Nielsen 
Set Decoration by
Helge Hansen 
Kai Koed 
Otto Lund 
Makeup Department
Calma Jensen .... makeup artist (as Calma)
Production Management
Poul Bang .... production manager
Erik Larsen .... production supervisor
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Solveig Ersgaard .... assistant director
Gitte Müller .... assistant director (as Gitte Muller)
Szasza Zalabery .... second assistant director
Art Department
Helge Hansen .... set dresser
Otto Lund .... set designer
Carlo Rasmussen .... property master
Sound Department
Georg Jensen .... sound
Poul Nyrup .... sound assistant
Visual Effects by
Kai Koed .... miniatures (as Kaye Koed)
Camera and Electrical Department
Borge Hansen .... camera operator
Søren Ingemann .... still photographer (as Soren Ingemann)
Ole Luetken .... second unit camera
Ib Lønvang .... assistant camera (as Ib Loenvang)
Edvard Svendsen .... electrician
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Hanny Zalabery .... wardrobe supervisor (as Hanni Zalabery)
Music Department
Sven Gyldmark .... conductor
Victor Skaarup .... composer: songs
Other crew
Juan Fava .... paleontological researcher
Crew believed to be complete

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Denmark:92 min | USA:82 min
Color (Pathécolor)
Aspect Ratio:
1.66 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Argentina:13 | Denmark:A | New Zealand:M | UK:PG | USA:Passed (National Board of Review) | USA:Approved (PCA #20373)

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Nora Hayden originally was slated to play Lise. However, she quit the project when she discovered that she would only receive second billing.See more »
Revealing mistakes: Towards the end of the film, before Grayson fires the rocket launcher, there is a shot where you can see right through the pipeline of the launcher, indicating that it is not loaded.See more »
Capt. Einer Brandt:Is there anything I can do for you?
Gen. Mark Grayson:Yeah, get me transferred out of this damn place!
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25 out of 29 people found the following review useful.
I have actually met the writer, 9 August 2003
Author: IamWilliamBlake from USA

I think that there should be a different grading chart for low budget films. To automatically make fun of the production value is unfair. The makers of such films are well aware of the limitations of their vision due to budgetary constraints. While a movie like Reptilicus may not be a ten it is a hell of a lot better than Anaconda. Ib says he substituted imagination for dollars.

And this is how it should be viewed. A great task of suspending belief is what the audience is required to do. Set the sophistication of our current media consumption aside and enjoy a campy horror/sci-fi/adveture/whatever film that was probably meant to be a fun time at the drive-in that worked double duty at putting the kids to sleep before the picture everyone went to actually see begins.

Reptilicus is certainly more watchable for this reason alone than many simliar in the genere that had a much larger budget.

That being said, Reptilicus, still, is not a classic.

Check out Ib's other movies. Deathrace 2000 you might actually fall in love with.

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