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The Secret of the Loch (1934)

A batty Scottish professor attempts to prove the existence of the Loch Ness Monster, but everyone thinks he's crazy. Meanwhile, a foolish young reporter attempts to get a scoop on the story.

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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Seymour Hicks ... Professor Heggie
Nancy O'Neil Nancy O'Neil ... Angela Heggie
Gibson Gowland ... Angus
Frederick Peisley Frederick Peisley ... Jimmy Andrews
Eric Hales Eric Hales ... Jack Campbell
Ben Field Ben Field ... Piermaster
Hubert Harben Hubert Harben ... Prof. Blenkinsop Fothergill
Rosamund John ... Maggie Fraser
Robb Wilton Robb Wilton ... Reporter
Fewlass Llewellyn Fewlass Llewellyn ... Scientist at Meeting (as F. Llewellyn)
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A batty Scottish professor attempts to prove the existence of the Loch Ness Monster, but everyone thinks he's crazy. Meanwhile, a foolish young reporter attempts to get a scoop on the story. Written by Jeremy Lunt <durlinlunt@acadia.net>

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Country:

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Language:

English

Release Date:

3 December 1934 (UK) See more »

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Wyndham Productions See more »
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Mono (RCA Photophone System)

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1.37 : 1
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Strange happenings and danger in the Loch
21 March 2005 | by chris_gaskin123See all my reviews

I believe The Secret of the Loch was the first movie to deal with the Loch Ness Monster. It was made in 1934, just as people started seeing strange creatures in and around Loch Ness. It was also the year "The Surgeon's Photo" was taken, only to be discovered as a hoax many years later. I found this movie quite enjoyable.

A reporter is sent to Loch Ness to investigate strange sightings and disappearances there. After asking the locals about the monster, he decides to go down into the Loch himself and the monster then appears, which is living in caves below the surface. At the end, the monster comes to the surface and swims away.

The monster used in The Secret of the Loch is a photographically enlarged lizard, which I believe doesn't even live underwater and looks nothing like a Plesiosaur, which most of the sightings describe.

The cast includes Seymour Hicks, Nancy O'Neal and Rosamund John.

The Secret of the Loch is worth watching, despite the monster being an unconvincing enlarged lizard.

Rating: 3 stars out of 5.


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