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The Cyclops (1957)

Approved | | Horror, Sci-Fi | 28 July 1957 (USA)
An expedition to Mexico finds and does battle with a mutated 25-foot man with one big eye.

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Complete credited cast:
... Russ Bradford
... Susan Winter
... Martin 'Marty' Melville (as Lon Chaney)
... Lee Brand
Duncan 'Dean' Parkin ... The Cyclops (Bruce Barton) (as Duncan Parkin)
Vicente Padula ... The Governor (as Vincent Padula)
Marlene Kloss ... The Salesgirl
Manuel López ... The Policeman (as Manuel Lopez)
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Susan Winter undertakes an expedition to a remote area of Mexico, hoping to find her fiance, Bruce Barton, whos plane-crashed there some time ago. The area is suspected to have a good supply of uranium, so Susan has promoted this to wealthy Martin Melville to get money for her expenses. In addition to Melville, she is accompanied by guide Russ Bradford and pilot Lee Brand in his small-engine craft. But the plane crashes, stranding the four in an isolated valley, which they soon discover is highly radioactive and inhabited by mutated life forms - giant insects, enormous lizards, and a 25-foot-tall human male with a deformed face, just one eye, and only brute animal instincts to feed and protect its turf... Written by Rich Wannen <RichWannen@worldnet.att.net>

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A Maldição do Monstro  »

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Trivia

Voice specialist Paul Frees is given credit for special voice effects. His contributions included the vocal sounds of the cyclops, the breathing sound of the giant lizard and the "Mexican" voice heard on the plane's radio. See more »

Goofs

For a couple of scenes in the middle of the movie, Gloria Talbott's shirt changes from light to dark, then back to light again, but with the same torn right sleeve. See more »

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My first movie!
28 June 2004 | by See all my reviews

This was the first movie I ever saw! I was 2 years old and my brother was 4. Scared the be-jesus out of me! Hey, I was only 2. Down through the years, I became an avid reader of FaMOUS MOnsters of Filmland magazine, and NEVER saw it covered, and nary a publicity pic from Dear Old Uncle Forry! At 12, I watched War Of The Colossal Beast on the Saturday matinée, only to be thoroughly disappointed that it wasn't "that" movie.

Fast-forward to 1984. I went with my brother and his wife to a video rental store in a nearby town and the video box was one of those Elvira thingies...but "something" about that title... I showed it to my brother with a quizzical look and he flashed me a strange half-smile...

Anyway, I found it, (or should I say..."we" found it!) in 1984 after it had been aired on network t.v. only once (to my knowledge) back in 1962 or '63! Needless to say, we had a neat little "reunion" that Saturday afternoon! Ain't life fun?!?!?!?!


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