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The Creature Walks Among Us (1956)

Approved | | Horror, Sci-Fi | 26 April 1956 (USA)
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A scientist captures the Creature and turns him into an air-breather, only for him to escape and start killing.

Director:

John Sherwood

Writers:

Arthur A. Ross (story) (as Arthur Ross), Arthur A. Ross (screenplay) (as Arthur Ross)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Jeff Morrow ... Dr. William Barton
Rex Reason ... Dr. Thomas Morgan
Leigh Snowden ... Marcia Barton
Gregg Palmer ... Jed Grant
Maurice Manson Maurice Manson ... Dr. Borg
James Rawley James Rawley ... Dr. Johnson
David McMahon ... Captain Stanley
Paul Fierro Paul Fierro ... Morteno
Lillian Molieri ... Mrs. Morteno
Larry Hudson Larry Hudson ... State Trooper
Frank Chase Frank Chase ... Steward
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Storyline

In this third Gill-Man feature, the Creature is captured and turned into an air-breather by a rich mad scientist. This makes the Creature very unhappy, and he escapes, killing people and setting fires in the process. Written by Marty McKee <mmckee@wkio.com>

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ALL NEW UNDERWATER THRILLS! (Australian daybill) See more »

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Horror | Sci-Fi

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

26 April 1956 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Creature Walks Among Us See more »

Filming Locations:

Wakulla Springs, Florida, USA See more »

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Mono (Western Electric Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

The Land Gill Man is played by an actor who is about 6" taller than the one who plays Underwater Gill Man. See more »

Goofs

When the Creature grabs Dr. Barton to throw him off the balcony, potted plants are seen on the balcony railing. In the subsequent wide angle shot, the plants are missing. See more »

Quotes

Marcia Barton: [shoots a rifle at the water 6 times, to the crew who come running] Shark, got 2 of 'em.
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Referenced in This Island Earth: 2 1/2 Years in the Making (2013) See more »

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Doctor Barton, Doctor Morgan, Doctor Johnson, Mister Grant!
1 March 2006 | by sol1218See all my reviews

(There are Spoilers) Third of the "Creature from the Black Lagoon" trilogy but in this movie the Gill Man or Creature is by far the most sympathetic of all the other Creatures in the "Creature from the Black Lagoon" films that he was in. Being badly burned by a can of gasoline as he was captured in the Florida Evergaldes the Creature is nursed back to heath by those scientists who almost killed him. He ends up becoming more human then most humans are both in his physical and biological makeup, his lungs for swimming underwater are now completely useless, as well as his spiritual understanding of life and the difference between Good and Evil.

Brought back to San Francisco to be studied by Dr. Barton, Jeff Morrow, and his staff of scientist the Creatue is like a Buddist Monk. Observing nature and not at all violent towards humans or the animals that are caged along with him.

The Creature looking like he grew a foot taller and gained an extra hundred pounds, all muscles, lost his ability to swim as graceful as an Olympic swimming and diving champion. He just lumbers around his cage like Tor Johnson's Lobo in "Bride of the Monster". As gentle as a kitten when not incited the Creature resorts to violence only when violence is directed towards him or anyone else. As we soon see when the peaceful Creature loses his cool and kills an attacking mountain lion; after the big cat attacked and killed a sheep and then tried to pounce on the Creature.

We also have a sub plot in the movie "The Creature walks Among Us" that's an attempted love affair with Dr. Barton's beautiful young wife Marcia, Leigh Snowden, and one of her husbands staff the handsome Jed Grant, Gregg Plamer. Jed, who can't take no for an answer from Marcia, actions leads Dr. Barton to lose his cool and later smash Grant's head in killing him. The Creature watching all these goings on from the safety of his steel cage minds his own business , while meditating and enjoying the wonders of nature, is driven back to his roots the Law of the Jungle. That happens when Dr. Barton attempts to cover up Grant's murder and dumps his body into the innocent Creature's cage, trying to implicate the totally innocent Creature in Grant's death.

Outraged at not only Dr. Barton's crime of taking a life but even more angry at him for trying to frame him for it the Creature goes completely bananas! Breaking out of his confinement the now mad as hell Creature tears the Barton house, and then Dr. Barton himself, apart as he lumbers towards the ocean where we last see him.

Standing by the shore and looking across the vast Pacific the Creature now knows that man is far too inhuman for his new found humanity. He decides to swim back home, the Black Lagoon?, with a new and better understanding of what life, as well as himself and his fellow living creatures, is all about.

P.S It seemed that the Creature must have re-learned, since when we last saw him, his ability to swim on top as well as underwater with his new found, instead of gills, lungs.


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