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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

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

George calls Lucas "Lucas" but Lucas calls George "Joseph" (the name of a third character standing next to George). See more »

Quotes

George Johnson: What I'd give for a tall, cold beer.
Joe Hayes: A short, warm blonde.
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Jack Arnold, what did I ever do to you?
10 May 2011 | by InzyWimzySee all my reviews

More like revenge of the director.

Maybe it's the smug aura of John 'what is it I don't know' Agar, but this one seemed less like a horror flick and more like an inaugural presentation for Sea World. Wouldn't that have been a a great match up: Gill Man vs Shamu! This orca ain't no alligator you can snap in half.

Helen Dobson is a nice distraction from the relenting slow pace quite apparent in the film. Her expertise in ichthyology is most impressive especially in that white swimwear. Can you really blame the Gill Man for trying? Give this movie credit for the creature's special effects. Keeping in mind this was made in 1955, the articulate detail for Gilly adds this other worldy effect and it's so bizarre seeing any scene where his gills flap in and out.

Poor GM, he was just misunderstood. How would you react to repeated cattle prodding?


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