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The She-Creature (1956)

Approved | | Fantasy, Horror, Romance | August 1956 (USA)
A mysterious hypnotist reverts his beautiful assistant back into the form of a prehistoric sea monster that she was in a past life.

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Edward L. Cahn

Writers:

Lou Rusoff (story), Lou Rusoff (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Chester Morris ... Dr. Carlo Lombardi
Tom Conway ... Timothy Chappel
Cathy Downs ... Dorothy Chappel
Lance Fuller ... Dr. Ted Erickson
Ron Randell ... Police Lt. Ed James
Frieda Inescort ... Mrs. Chappel
Marla English ... Andrea Talbott / Elizabeth Wetherby
Frank Jenks ... Plainclothes Sgt. with Lt. James
El Brendel ... Olaf
Paul Dubov Paul Dubov ... Johnny
William Hudson ... Bob (as Bill Hudson)
Flo Bert Flo Bert ... Marta
Jeanne Evans Jeanne Evans ... Mrs. Brown
Kenneth MacDonald ... Police Doctor with Prof. Anderson
Jack Mulhall ... Lombardi's Lawyer
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Storyline

Using hypnosis, Dr. Carlo Lombardi claims that he can have his patients regress and recover memories from their past lives, thereby proving that reincarnation exists. He also claims that the spirit of these past lives can be brought forth to take physical form.. A series of violent murders by a creature that seems to disappear into the sea suggests that Lombardi's claim may be correct. The medical and scientific community believe him to be a complete fraud but one enterprising businessman sees the opportunity to make a small fortune with Lombardi's ability. Written by garykmcd

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The STARTLING disclosures about REINCARNATION and AGE REGRESSION! See more »


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

August 1956 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Geschöpf des Schreckens See more »

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Budget:

$100,000 (estimated)
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Sound Mix:

Mono (Ryder Sound Services)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Alex Gordon, who deferred his $2,500 producer's fee until the film returned its cost, said the movie was profitable a year and half after release. See more »

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At the end of the movie, Tom Conway is "chased" by the She-Creature. It looks like he is using a standard .38 caliber, six shot pistol. He fires the weapon seven times without reloading. See more »

Quotes

Dr. Carlo Lombardi: I can transport her from what she is to what she was.
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Should Have Stayed in the Past
13 June 2002 | by pv71989See all my reviews

Definitely a waste of talent and film. Many people had been waiting years to see Boston Blackie (Chester Morris) and The Falcon (Tom Conway) on screen together. Unfortunately, they got this piece of trash.

To make a long story short, hypnotist Morris fills the room of a local club every night with his predictions of death. To make it happen, he hypnotizes the beautiful Marla English (who does things with sweaters that would rival any of today's starlets) and regresses her to a past life. Of course, this produces the she-creature, a monstrosity with scales, a tail (or tale) and breasts that rampages around a lake resort, somehow getting the drop on unsuspecting people.

Tom Conway keeps Morris on because he likes seeing his resort packed (if you think this is ghoulish, think of all the people who paid to see Lennox Lewis and Mike Tyson just hoping to see Iron Mike bite of a body part).

The only interesting part of this schlock is Paul Blaisdell's creature. It does look authentic, but the suit was way too bulky and the actor inside could only walk at a snail's pace. So, the fact that the creature took people by surprise was all the more unbelievable. The best scene was when the creature somehow sneaks inside a bungalow, surprises a guest reading a book and forcefully folds the bed up into the wall closet. Unfortunately, it wasn't a fold up bed and there was no wall closet, at least beforehand.

Chester Morris hams it up badly. Tom Conway is so wooden you will almost cheer when he unwittingly becomes part of a prediction. Marla English is great, but that's only because she mostly lies flat on her back in a trance or just shows off tight sweaters and skirts. Leading man Lance Fuller is so stiff, he could have been used as a table. He was way better as the brooding alien Brak in the classic "This Island Earth."

The only redeeming value is that somebody remade this in the late 60's and the remake was so bad it makes the original look decent.


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