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The Cyclops (1957)

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


Bert I. Gordon


Bert I. Gordon





Complete credited cast:
James Craig ... Russ Bradford
Gloria Talbott ... Susan Winter
Lon Chaney Jr. ... Martin 'Marty' Melville (as Lon Chaney)
Tom Drake ... Lee Brand
Duncan 'Dean' Parkin Duncan 'Dean' Parkin ... The Cyclops (Bruce Barton) (as Duncan Parkin)
Vicente Padula Vicente Padula ... The Governor (as Vincent Padula)
Marlene Kloss Marlene Kloss ... The Salesgirl
Manuel López Manuel López ... The Policeman (as Manuel Lopez)


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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50 FT. HIGH MAN-THING in a land of NATURE GONE MAD! (original ad - mostly caps) See more »


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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 »


In the ground shots the plane has registration number N6647M and a V antenna. In the airborne shots it's N8228K, with a loop antenna. See more »


Featured in Cinemassacre's Monster Madness: Robot Monster (2010) See more »

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Typical 50's B scifi; goofy and fun!
22 June 2001 | by DhawleySee all my reviews

Another great 50's Bert I. Gordon offering. Woman sets out in remote South American jungle area to try and find missing fiance. Hires rough, gruff, alcoholic Lon Chaney Jr. as her reluctant pilot. Crashes in remote area. Something is watching...big time. Seems her fiance has grown to gigantic proportions due to high radiation content of area; also had the misfortune to lose an eye along the way (hence the title). Interesting factoid is that the same actor (Dean Parkins) who played the fiance/cyclops was in the previous Bert I. Gordon film War of the Colossal Beast, using essentially the same makeup. Great rainy Saturday afternoon fair. Fun watching a (probably really) tanked up Lon Chaney Jr.

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28 July 1957 (USA) See more »

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