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Reptilicus (1961)

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After copper miners discover part of the frozen tail of a prehistoric monster in Lapland, scientists inadvertently bring it back to life.

Directors:

Poul Bang, Sidney W. Pink (as Sidney Pink)

Writers:

Sidney W. Pink (original story) (as Sid Pink), Ib Melchior (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Bent Mejding Bent Mejding ... Svend Viltorft
Asbjørn Andersen Asbjørn Andersen ... Prof. Otto Martens (as Asbjorn Andersen)
Povl Wøldike Povl Wøldike ... Dr. Peter Dalby (as Poul Wildaker)
Ann Smyrner ... Lise Martens
Mimi Heinrich ... Karen Martens
Dirch Passer ... Petersen
Marlies Behrens ... Connie Miller (American version) (as Marla Behrens)
Carl Ottosen Carl Ottosen ... Gen. Mark Grayson
Ole Wisborg Ole Wisborg ... Capt. Einer Brandt
Birthe Wilke Birthe Wilke ... Herself - Nightclub Singer
Mogens Brandt Mogens Brandt ... Police Chief Hassing
Kjeld Petersen ... Police Officer Olsen
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Jens Due Jens Due ... Journalist
May Reimers May Reimers ... Badegæst (as Mai Reimers)
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Storyline

A portion of the tail of a prehistoric reptile is discovered in Denmark. It regenerates into the entire reptile, which proceeds to destroy buildings and property and generally make a nuisance of itself. It can fly, swim, and walk, and has impenetrable scales, which makes it difficult to kill. Written by Paul White <pwhite@bigfoot.com>

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Taglines:

Spænding og sjov - charme og chok See more »


Certificate:

Passed | See all certifications »

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Details

Official Sites:

MGM Studios (us)

Country:

Denmark

Language:

Danish | English

Release Date:

20 February 1961 (Denmark) See more »

Also Known As:

Apeili stin poli See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Saga Studio See more »
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Pathécolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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Trivia

Two versions were filmed: a Danish-language version directed by Poul Bang, and an English-language version directed by producer Sidney W. Pink. All actors were in both versions, except Bodil Miller, who couldn't speak English. Marlies Behrens dubbed her character. AIP head Samuel Z. Arkoff said the dialogue had to be re-dubbed because he felt that the "sing-song Scandinavian accents" would have U.S. audiences laughing. Pink threatened to sue. After Pink had other industry professionals view his version of the film, the lawsuit was dropped and AIP released an edited, re-dubbed English-language version. See more »

Goofs

The panicked crowd runs to the left, and down an alley. Later, they run to the right, down the same alley. See more »

Quotes

Capt. Einer Brandt: Is there anything I can do for you?
Gen. Mark Grayson: Yeah, get me transferred out of this damn place!
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Alternate Versions

A few scenes in which Reptilicus flew were deleted from the film before it reached the United States due to the fact they looked so akward. See more »

Connections

Featured in The Grasshopper (1970) See more »

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Tivoli Nights
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14 October 2001 | by OmneSee all my reviews

A movie that has a line like " You'll have to shoot it at point blank range from very close up".

Truly mind numbing and entertaining at the same time. The monster looks like a cousin of the the bird in the Giant Claw. It's so obviously a marionette I kept looking to see if the strings were showing. I could swear I saw them in a couple of scenes. Actually I've see more realistic puppets in shops in Prague.

I'm still trying to figure out why the bridgekeeper raised the bridge when the crowds were running over it. I guess Syd wanted the scenes of the cyclists going over the edge. Probably the best part.

Not the worst, very far from the best but still a lot of fun to watch. MGM Midnight Movies has been putting these gems out on DVD this summer. I hope they keep it up, I'm getting addicted to them.


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