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The Alligator People (1959)

Approved | | Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi | 16 July 1959 (USA)
A woman in a hypnotic state recounts to two doctors the details of a horrific experience from her past life that began with the mysterious and sudden disappearance of her husband.

Director:

Roy Del Ruth

Writers:

Orville H. Hampton (screenplay), Orville H. Hampton (story) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Beverly Garland ... Joyce Webster - aka Jane Marvin
Bruce Bennett ... Dr. Eric Lorimer
Lon Chaney Jr. ... Manon (as Lon Chaney)
George Macready ... Dr. Mark Sinclair
Frieda Inescort ... Mrs. Lavinia Hawthorne - Henry's Wife
Richard Crane ... Paul Webster
Douglas Kennedy ... Dr. Wayne MacGregor
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Storyline

A newlywed couple sit in a train. The husband receives a frantic telegram. He gets off at a station to make a phone call, the train pulls away without him on it, and that's the last his wife sees of him. Years later after a long search she finally tracks him down on his family's southern estate where she discovers that a failed medical treatment has turned him into an alligator mutant. Written by Jeremy Lunt <durlinlunt@acadia.net>

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Terror in the Bayou! See more »

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Horror | Mystery | Sci-Fi

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

16 July 1959 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

El caimán humano See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

In the early 1980s 20th Century-Fox produced, but did not release, a video game called "The Allilgator People". Made for the Atari 2600, it even very loosely followed the plot of the film, unlike some other 20th Century-Fox games, which just used the title of a film. A "prototype" copy of the unreleased game has since surfaced. See more »

Goofs

The mother-in-law's accent ranges all over the map. Very occasionally it actually does sound like some kind of southern accent. See more »

Quotes

Louann, the maid: Miz Hawthorne, she deal with the Evil One.
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Referenced in Shazam! (2019) See more »

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The Gator's gonna get ya!!!!
12 May 2005 | by tamstratSee all my reviews

This is actually a pretty good horror flick from the late 50's when it seems that all of God's creatures were being mutated somehow by radiation. This movie differs from that premise and that's what makes is unique and fun to watch. Beverly Garland plays a young woman on her honeymoon when her new groom suddenly disappears from a train. She desperately tries to find him and her search leads her to his home in the Louisiana Bayou where she confronts terror from all different levels. The movie is fast paced and the storyline good, I really enjoyed it. Lon Chaney, Jr. is a hoot as a drunken cajun who tries to rape the young bride. The ending is a surprise as well. Enjoy!!!!


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