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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 | USA

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

Dirch Passer was a hugely popular comedic actor when this was filmed. At one point, the directors were going to call the film "Dirch and the Dragon." See more »

Goofs

The movie starts off in the frozen mountains of Lapland, above the Arctic Circle. However, there is no snow, and the miners appear to be in a tropical jungle. 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 »


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Tivoli Nights
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When it's not funny, it's unendurable.
19 December 1999 | by gridoonSee all my reviews

"Reptilicus" is a rather easy movie to write a review about, since for almost all its length it follows the same, monotonous pattern: it alternately becomes laughably bad (when the "monster" is onscreen) and sleep-inducing (when it isn't). I mean, if the unconvincing special effects don't get you, the lifeless performances will! Those who are looking for unintentional laughs won't be too satisfied, either; sure, the green "acid slime" is funny for the first few times you see it, and the scene where Reptilicus eats a man who has changed into cartoonish form is hilariously embarrassing, but this is an one-joke comedy, and it soon wears thin. I have to admit, however, that the film is slickly photographed; when Reptilicus is offscreen, it's much more slick-looking that "Dr. No", for example, which was made the same year (1962).


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