Men capture the Creature from the Black Lagoon and make him an aquarium attraction, from which he escapes.


Jack Arnold


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





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)


The Creature from the Black Lagoon (1954) has been captured by scientists and transported to an aquarium in south Florida. Once there, he becomes attracted to lovely female scientist Helen Dobson (Lori Nelson) and manages to escape and kidnap her, and heads to Jacksonville, with her real-life love in pursuit. Written by Jonah Falcon <>

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Weird Monster Escapes! Terror Seizes City! ...a woman's beauty the lure for his dangerous desires! See more »


Horror | Sci-Fi


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This was released at a time when the 3-D craze had diminished. Many exhibitors chose to run the "flat" (non-3D) version. Trailers, posters and other promotional material was available that made no mention of the 3-D version. See more »


Early in the movie, when the men on the RITA II are shooting at the Creature, one of the projectiles meant to simulate bullets streaking through the water can clearly be seen bouncing off the Creature's back. See more »


Joe Hayes: Oh, I'll sleep fine. No imagination.
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in 3-D Horrorscope See more »

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Follows Creature from the Black Lagoon (1954) See more »

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That slimy gill man is back!
16 January 2006 | by Nightman85See all my reviews

Scientests capture the gill man and bring him to Florida as a tourist attraction, but unfortunately the creature won't be held for long...

Sequel to the 1954 horror classic The Creature from the Black Lagoon is admittedly a come-down from the original, but manages to be a fairly entertaining follow up. The biggest flaw with this film is the fact that the title monster loses some of the mystery that made it so frighteningly good in the first film, as our monster is literally placed for all to see. Still, director Jack Arnold's return proves to be helpful. The monster is still an impressive sight.

B movie hero John Agar heads a pretty decent cast with Lori Nelson as a likable female in distress. Look for a young Clint Eastwood as a lab assistant.

** 1/2 out of ****

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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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Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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