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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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Complete credited cast:
Jeff Morrow ... Dr. William Barton
Rex Reason ... Dr. Thomas Morgan
Leigh Snowden ... Marcia Barton
Gregg Palmer ... Jed Grant
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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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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Rex Reason and Jeff Morrow had teamed up previously in another sci-fi classic, This Island Earth, released in 1955, one year before The Creature Walks Among Us. They played scientist Cal Meacham and the mysterious alien Exeter, respectively. See more »

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At the climax, when the creature escapes and begins throwing furniture around, you can see the wires attached to the pieces of furniture. See more »

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Dr. Thomas Morgan: ...because we all stand between the jungle and the stars, at a crossroads. I think we better discover what brings out the best in humankind, and what brings out the worst, because it's the stars or the jungle.
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Featured in Roman Candles (1967) See more »

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My favorite in the series
28 August 2005 | by grghullSee all my reviews

Like a few other posters, I consider THE CREATURE WALKS AMONG US the best in the Gill Man series. Granted that's not saying a whole lot because I never cared for the Creature films anyway. The concept of an amphibious monster lurking underwater was just way too limited and never really held my interest. Still, in CREATURE WALKS AMONG US he becomes a much more intriguing character due to the plight his human costars impose on him, and Don Megowen's (uncredited) performance as the Creature is very good. Like Christopher Lee in Hammer's THE MUMMY he manages to convey emotion without the benefit of dialog or even facial expressions. And his final rampage through the house is terrific for such a low budget film. There's a real sense of brute power as he smashes everything in his path in his attempt to reach his human tormentor. And like almost everyone else, I find the ending surprisingly poignant.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

26 April 1956 (USA) See more »

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Filming Locations:

Wakulla Springs, Florida, USA See more »

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Mono (Western Electric Recording)

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1.37 : 1
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