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Manfish (1956)

Not Rated | | Adventure | February 1956 (USA)
Three deep sea divers get involved in murder while searching for a lost treasure.


W. Lee Wilder


Edgar Allan Poe (stories), Myles Wilder (story) | 1 more credit »




Cast overview:
John Bromfield ... Captain Brannigan
Lon Chaney Jr. ... 'Swede' (as Lon Chaney)
Victor Jory ... 'Professor' Walter Fenton
Barbara Nichols ... Mimi
Tessa Prendergast Tessa Prendergast ... Alita
Eric Coverley Eric Coverley ... Chavez (as Eric Coverly)
Vincent Chang Vincent Chang ... Domingo
Theodore Purcell Theodore Purcell ... Big Boy
Vere Johns Vere Johns ... Bianco
Jack Lewis Jack Lewis ... Warren
Arnold Shanks Arnold Shanks ... Aleppo
Clyde Hoyte Clyde Hoyte ... Calypso
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Three deep sea divers get involved in murder while searching for a lost treasure.

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A Seaworthy Adventure
10 October 2015 | by Rainey-DawnSee all my reviews

Manfish is based on two entwined Edgar Allan Poe stories: 'The Gold Bug' and 'The Tell-Tale Heart'. It's an eerie seaworthy treasure seeking adventure film with a quite a few thrills that kept me glued to the screen.

Captain Brannigan (John Bromfield) of the ship named Manfish - is a man who becomes obsessed with finding treasures of gold. While Swede (Lon Chaney Jr.) is a man with a heart-of-gold and loves his only home "The Manfish". The two sets sail on an adventure that leads them into a world of treachery, murder and gold - lots of gold.

The movie is not actually classified as a horror film but it is a film that some of the fans of horror might enjoy - especially if they like Lon Chaney, Jr.


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February 1956 (USA) See more »

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Mono (RCA Sound Recording)



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1.37 : 1
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