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Revenge of the Creature (1955)

Passed | | Horror, Sci-Fi | 22 July 1955 (Finland)
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Men capture the creature from the Black Lagoon and make him an aquarium attraction, from which he escapes.

Director:

Jack Arnold

Writers:

Martin Berkeley (screenplay), William Alland (story)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
John Agar ... Professor Clete Ferguson
Lori Nelson ... Helen Dobson
John Bromfield ... Joe Hayes
Nestor Paiva ... Lucas
Grandon Rhodes ... Jackson Foster
Dave Willock ... Lou Gibson
Robert B. Williams ... George Johnson
Charles Cane Charles Cane ... Captain of Police (as Charles R. Cane)
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Storyline

The Creature from the Black Lagoon has been captured by scientists and transported to an aquarium in south Florida. Once there he becomes attracted to the lovely female scientist and manages to escape and kidnap her, and heads to Jacksonville, with her real life love in pursuit.. Written by Jonah Falcon <jonahnynla@mindspring.com>

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TERROR IS LOOSE IN THE CITY! (original poster) See more »

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Horror | Sci-Fi

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

22 July 1955 (Finland) See more »

Also Known As:

Return of the Creature from the Black Lagoon See more »

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Gross USA:

$1,100,000, 31 December 1955
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Mono (Western Electric Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

Director Jack Arnold liked to use the sides of the movie screen as the arches in a proscenium-style theater with unexpected intrusions coming in from the sidelines. This technique can be seen here when John Agar goes out into the darkened area around the motel to look for Lori Nelson's missing dog. A hand suddenly reaches out from the right side of the screen to touch him, giving him (and the audience) a start, but it's not the dreaded Gill Man. It's simply Lori Nelson. See more »

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When the Creature drags Joe over the side of the holding tank into the water, two men jump in to save him. The Creature drags both of them under the water. When Joe jumps back in to save them, he only drags one to safety, apparently leaving the other one to drown. See more »

Quotes

Helen Dobson: It's nice to get away, lie in the sun, be like other people.
Prof. Clete Ferguson: Strange talk coming from a dedicated scientist. Have you forgotten your mission in life? I'll be leaving soon. I'm gonna miss you.
Helen Dobson: You know sometimes I wonder how I ever got started on all this. Science, fish, ichthyology, where will it all lead me? As a person I mean. Most of the kids I went to undergraduate school with are already married and have children.
Prof. Clete Ferguson: Is that what you want?
Helen Dobson: I don't know... I just don't know.
Prof. Clete Ferguson: But surely you ...
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Now, It's Not THAT Bad!
31 March 2002 | by BaronBl00dSee all my reviews

Okay, this sequel is miles away from having the taut tension, creepy atmosphere, wonderful character acting, and decent script the original The Creature From the Black Lagoon had. No argument here. But, this film does have its moments, and at the very least is an adequate sequel. It has little of the suspense of the first film, especially in the first 45 minutes where very little of note occurs. Two fellows and the wonderful Nestor Paivia are back on the Rita in search of the missing link creature. They capture him, and the creature is transported to a Sea World type of place for housing, experimentation, and to be gawked at. The creature shows the scientists there, the male lead is John Agar with his hokey yet enjoyable acting style and the female is Lori Nelson who can at the very least fill out a swimsuit very nicely, that he can think and is very closely related to man. Eventually he escapes and falls in love with the beautiful Nelson and abducts her and moves along the waterways....leaving her on the land while he gets back in the water. It's a romance that will bring tears to your eyes. The script is probably the weakest link in the film as we are asked to believe that the creature knows where and when Nelson will be when he crashes a party at a bar and steals her away...literally! The acting is pretty standard here. No one in particular stands out except good old Nestor. Clint Eastwood has a brief and silly cameo in the beginning of the film. What about the creature? He is impressive. The underwater shots are handled nicely by director Jack Arnold. The film also says something about man's nature to toy with nature for his own pleasure...whether that pleasure takes the form of clinical scientific research or in just spending a day at an aquarium staring at some kind of natural freak.


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