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Amphibian Man (1962)

Chelovek-Amfibiya (original title)
People living in a seaside town are frightened by reports about an unknown creature in the ocean. Nobody knows what it is, but it's really the son of Doctor Salvator. The doctor performed ... See full summary »
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Complete credited cast:
Vladimir Korenev ... Ichtyandr Salvator (as V. Korenev)
Anastasiya Vertinskaya ... Guttiere Baltazar (as A. Vertinskaya)
Mikhail Kozakov ... Pedro Zurita (as M. Kozakov)
Nikolai Simonov ... doktor Salvator (as N. Simonov)
Anatoliy Smiranin Anatoliy Smiranin ... staryy Baltazar (as A. Smiranin)
Vladlen Davydov ... Olsen - zhurnalist (as V. Davydov)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Albert Antonyan Albert Antonyan ... Kristo (as A. Antonyan)
Nina Bolshakova Nina Bolshakova ... Pevitsa (as N. Bolshakova)
Anatoliy Ivanov ... (as A. Ivanov)
Valeri Kudryashov Valeri Kudryashov ... (as V. Kudryashov)
Nikolay Kuzmin ... matros Zurity (as N. Kuzmin)
Mikhail Medvedev Mikhail Medvedev ... Botsman (as M. Medvedev)
Yuriy Medvedev ... Torgovets ryboy (as Yu. Medvedev)
Anna Nikritina Anna Nikritina ... maty Zurity (as A. Nikritina)
Irina Orlik Irina Orlik ... (as A. Orlik)


People living in a seaside town are frightened by reports about an unknown creature in the ocean. Nobody knows what it is, but it's really the son of Doctor Salvator. The doctor performed surgery on his son and now young Ichtiandr can live underwater. This gives him certain advantages, but creates a lot of problems. Written by Boris Shafir <shafir@hsi.com>

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Drama | Romance | Sci-Fi


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First USSR film with underwater scene See more »


Gutiere Baltazar: [laughing] This must be love at first sight!
Ichtyandr Salvator: [simply] Is there any other kind of love?
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Referenced in Na vode: Milej kluk (2016) See more »


Ei, moryak
Performed by Nonna Sukhanova
Music by Andrei Petrov
Lyric by Solomon Fogelson
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I Finally found it!
9 May 2001 | by lambiepie-2See all my reviews

If this is the film I think it is, they showed it, alot, on a horror/movie program in New York in the 60's called "Thriller". I have been trying to find this for years! I tell all my friends about this film and I remember it as "The Amphibian Man". I also remember it was sad, very sad, that is why it stuck with me for years. Silly thing was, I thought it was an Italian film so that is where I've been trying to find it! I am a big horror film fan because at 4 years old, my older brothers watched these Saturday night New York Shows on Channel 5 (Creature Double Feature) and 11 (Thriller). This was during a time when there was not that many remotes so what they looked at, as the little sister, I had to look at too. Which is why I remember this film and haven't seen it since I was seven years old. (By that time we got cable, my brothers were older and I got the tv!) And let me add one more thing, many IMDb poster have written about films ripe for "remakes" for Hollywood Directors and Producers other than the ones they are doing. If I was one of those folks, I'd put this on my list to consider. This is a Speilberg-esque family sci-fi film just waiting to be remade. Then again, I like it just fine the way it is.

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Release Date:

3 January 1962 (Soviet Union) See more »

Also Known As:

The Amphibian Man See more »

Filming Locations:

Laspi Cove, Crimea, Ukraine See more »

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Goskino, Lenfilm Studio See more »
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Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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