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The Snow Creature (1954)

Approved | | Horror, Sci-Fi | November 1954 (USA)
American botanical expedition in the Himalayas stumbles across a Yeti den, capture one and transport it back to Los Angeles, where it escapes while customs officials are debating whether it is animal or human.

Director:

W. Lee Wilder

Writer:

Myles Wilder (story and screenplay)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Paul Langton ... Dr. Frank Parrish
Leslie Denison Leslie Denison ... Peter Wells
Teru Shimada ... Subra
Rollin Moriyama Rollin Moriyama ... Leva
Robert Kino Robert Kino ... Insp. Karma
Robert Hinton Robert Hinton ... Airline Manager
Darlene Fields Darlene Fields ... Joyce Parrish
George Douglas George Douglas ... Corey Jr.
Robert Bice ... Fleet
Keith Richards ... Harry Bennett
Rudolph Anders Rudolph Anders ... Dr. Louis Dupont
William Phipps ... Lieutenant Dunbar (as Bill Phipps)
Jack Daly Jack Daly ... Edwards
Rusty Wescoatt Rusty Wescoatt ... Guard in Warehouse
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Botanist Frank Parrish leads an expedition to the Himalayas to seek out new flora, accompanied by hardboiled news photographer Peter Wells. When their lead guide, Subra, learns his wife has been kidnapped by a Yeti, Parrish disbelieves him, so the sherpas commandeer the expedition at gunpoint and turn it into a search-and-rescue party. To Parrish's surprise, they discover a whole family of Yetis in a cave, and are able to subdue the male and carry it back to civilization, to ship to the USA for study. Subra is forgiven his acts because he was right after all. Wells, meanwhile, phones in the story and Parrish finds his discovery - shipped upright in a meat cooler to maintain its natural environment - detained in the US because Wells' story refers to it as a snowMAN, and a decision must be made whether this is a customs or immigration matter. During this bureaucratic snafu, the creature escapes its containers and disappears into Los Angeles, mysteriously appearing in different parts of ... Written by Rich Wannen <RichWannen@worldnet.att.net.>

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Himalayan Monster captured 20,000 Feet above the Earth! See more »

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Horror | Sci-Fi

Certificate:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

November 1954 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

L'Abominable homme des neiges See more »

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Production Co:

Planet Filmplays See more »
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Runtime:

| (DVD)

Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

This low budget 1954 release is believed to be the first American film about the Yeti, although another film featuring a Yeti-like snowman, _Pekka ja Pätkä lumimiehen jäljillä (1954_, was released four months earlier. See more »

Goofs

When the expedition are chasing the Yeti into the caves, you see the "rocks" that are falling hit some of the people with no apparent effect. See more »

Connections

Edited into Muchachada nui: Episode #1.1 (2007) See more »

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Better than expected
20 March 2004 | by ChuckStraubSee all my reviews

The Snow Creature, half man, half monster. The snow creature monster's costume is a bad attempt to make him look scary and half monster. All it really does is make it look like a man going out trick or treating on Halloween. I think most of the acting was ok. It had a couple of small twists that were unexpected and I think that the second half of the movie outdid the beginning. I rated this movie a 5 but it barely made that 5. If I could, I would have called it a 4+. I bought this dvd expecting it to be a bad movie and was surprised to find that it was actually better than expected. I thought it was going to be worse. While looking back at the whole movie, I must say that I liked it.


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