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Revenge of the Creature (1955)

Approved | | 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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Taglines:

Weird Monster Escapes! Terror Seizes City! 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 See more »

Filming Locations:

Jacksonville, Florida, USA See more »

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Box Office

Gross USA:

$1,100,000, 31 December 1955
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Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

Actor/Stuntman Tom Hennesy almost drowned during filming. Playing The Creature, he grabs Helen Dobson (actually stuntwoman Ginger Stanley) on a pier and jumps with her into the water. The scene was shot at night, and when Hennesy and Stanley hit the water, they discovered it was full of jellyfish; in addition, a freak current started to pull them both down. Hennesy let go of Stanley, who swam to the surface, but Hennesy's inflexible Gill-Man costume had become waterlogged and too heavy to fight the current. He was rescued by two local boys who happened to be watching the filming from a nearby boat, and quickly raced over and pulled him in. See more »

Goofs

In the scene where the Creature attacks a pair of college students, it picks one of them up and tosses him into a nearby palm tree. The line attached to the stunt double is clearly visible as he hurtles through the air. 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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This B Monster Film is well worth watching!
16 May 2004 | by William GiesinSee all my reviews

In all fairness this movie should be judged for what it is .... a 1950's B Monster movie flick. I give it high marks in this area. It may not have the shock and scare value as it predecessor "The Creature of the Black Lagoon" but I find it to be a good representative of it's genre. A lot of this film was shot at Marineland in Florida at a time before there ever was a Sea World. As a kid I was amazed at some of the scenes in the film such as "The Creature" over turning a car as he was escaping the Aqua Park, and jumping out of a huge aquatic tank to attack the audience. Recently I talked with Ricou Browning (who played "The Creature") and determined that Universal Studios used wires to turn over the car that was supposedly thrown by the Creature. Wires were once again used to pull the Creature out of the large tank at Marineland as the Creature attacked actor, John Bromfeld. Seconds later he was attacking the Marineland crowd. As a young theater goer I found this fascinating. This film has been taking a lot of heat from some of your web site critics. I think it is well worth watching to see how the old Hollywood crowd use to scare us at the Drive-In. If nothing else it serves as a pleasant stroll down "memory lane".


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