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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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City in Terror! Monster Escapes! See more »

Genres:

Horror | Sci-Fi

Certificate:

Passed | See all certifications »

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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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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

When the Gill-man becomes an attraction at Ocean Harbor, a life size cutout of Ben Chapman in his Gill-man suit can be seen at the entrance. See more »

Goofs

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 »

Quotes

George Johnson: What I'd give for a tall, cold beer.
Joe Hayes: A short, warm blonde.
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Alternate Versions

This movie was originally released in 3-D See more »

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Striking sequel
25 August 2000 | by twanuritSee all my reviews

There are many moments to savor in this thrilling, intriguing follow-up to "Creature From the Black Lagoon." The lovely heroine (Lori Nelson) stares at the captured creature through the glass of the aquarium, two strangers in a man's world. She talks about her career while her peers have already married and had children while also feeling sorry for the creature, a lonely alien in civilization. Taking a swim in the Florida Everglades, (echoing the famed Julie Adams-Creature pas de deux in the original), the now-escaped "gill-man" watches from below, but she is joined by her lover (John Agar), who kisses her mid-scene. Later, she takes a shower in a motel, with the creature outside, in a chilling pre-"Psycho" sequence. Some of the dialogue is dated and stilted, and the creature costume this time looks worse for the wear - apparently goggles were inserted into the mask to make it easier for Rico Browning's underwater swimming. But great, eerie night-time photography at the end and just plain thrilling scenes make this a winning sequel.


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