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Creature from the Black Lagoon ()


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A strange prehistoric beast lurks in the depths of the Amazonian jungle. A group of scientists try to capture the animal and bring it back to civilization for study.

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David Reed
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Kay Lawrence (as Julia Adams)
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Mark Williams
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Carl Maia
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Lucas
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Dr. Thompson
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Zee
Henry A. Escalante ...
Chico (as Henry Escalante)
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The Gill Man (in water) (uncredited)
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The Gill Man (on land) (uncredited)
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Narrator (uncredited) (voice)
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Tomas (uncredited)
Sydney Mason ...
Dr. Matos (uncredited)
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Louis - Expedition Foreman (uncredited)

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Jack Arnold

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Harry Essex ... (screenplay) and
Arthur A. Ross ... (screenplay) (as Arthur Ross)
 
Maurice Zimm ... (story)
 
William Alland ... (idea) (uncredited)

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William Alland ... producer

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Henry Mancini ... (uncredited)
Hans J. Salter ... (uncredited)
Herman Stein ... (uncredited)

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William E. Snyder ... director of photography

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Ted J. Kent

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Hilyard M. Brown ... (as Hilyard Brown)
Bernard Herzbrun

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Russell A. Gausman
Ray Jeffers

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Milicent Patrick ... makeup designer
Joan St. Oegger ... hair stylist
Bud Westmore ... makeup artist
Robert Hickman ... makeup artist (uncredited)
Jack Kevan ... makeup artist (uncredited)
Chris Mueller ... makeup artist (uncredited)

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Foster Thompson ... unit manager (uncredited)

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Fred Frank ... assistant director
Russ Haverick ... assistant director (uncredited)

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Leslie I. Carey ... sound
Joe Lapis ... sound
Ray Craddock ... sound editor (uncredited)
Albert E. Kennedy ... sound editor (uncredited)

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Gene Poole ... Underwater Stunts
Polly Burson ... stunt double: Julie Adams (uncredited)
Ginger Stanley ... underwater stunts (uncredited)
Ted White ... stunts (uncredited)
Al Wyatt Sr. ... fire stunts (uncredited)
Jack N. Young ... stunts (uncredited)

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Scotty Welbourne ... special photography (as Charles S. Welbourne)
Everett Brown ... first grip (uncredited)

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Rosemary Odell ... wardrobe: Miss Adams

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Joseph Gershenson ... musical director
Robert Emmett Dolan ... composer: stock music (uncredited)
Milton Rosen ... composer: stock music (uncredited)
Ethmer Roten ... musician: flute (uncredited)

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James Curtis Havens ... director: underwater sequences (as James C. Havens)
Reynold Brown ... movie poster art (uncredited)
Milicent Patrick ... creature designer (uncredited)
James R. Wolfe ... chief diver (uncredited)
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Plot Summary

A scientific expedition searching for fossils along the Amazon River discovers a prehistoric Gill-Man in the legendary Black Lagoon. The explorers capture the mysterious creature, but it breaks free. The Gill-Man returns to kidnap the lovely Kay, fiancée of one in the expedition, with whom it has fallen in love. Written by Marty McKee

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Taglines Not since the beginning of time has the world beheld terror like this! See more »
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Also Known As
  • Black Lagoon (United States)
  • L'étrange créature du lac noir (France)
  • Der Schrecken vom Amazonas (Germany)
  • El monstruo de la laguna negra (Spain)
  • La mujer y el monstruo (Spain)
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  • 79 min
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Trivia Ingmar Bergman watched this film every year on his birthday. See more »
Goofs The scientists in this movie, presumably geologists and palaeontologists, constantly misuse terms for the geologic time scale. They refer to the Devonian as an "age" and as an "era"; both terms are wrong. The Devonian is a period, which is longer than an age and shorter than an era. Geologic time is divided in units termed, from longest to shortest, Eon > Era > Period > Epoch > Age. The current year is part of the Holocene age of the Quaternary epoch of the Cenozoic era of the Phanerozoic eon. See more »
Movie Connections Featured in The Movie Orgy (1968). See more »
Quotes Lucas: I can tell you something about this place. The boys around here call it "The Black Lagoon" - a paradise. Only they say nobody has ever come back to prove it.
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