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Devil Monster (1946)

Approved | | Adventure, Horror | 1946 (USA)
This is an edited version of a ten-year-old film, _Sea Fiend, The (1936)_.


S. Edwin Graham


Thelma Brooks (story), Juan Duval (adaptation) | 3 more credits »




Cast overview:
Barry Norton ... Robert Jackson (archive footage)
Blanche Mehaffey ... Louise (archive footage) (as Blanche Mehaffy)
Jack Barty ... Capt. Jackson (archive footage) (as J. Barton)
Terry Grey Terry Grey ... Tiny (archive footage)
Jack Del Rio Jack Del Rio ... Jose Francisco (archive footage)
Mary Carr ... Mother of Jose (archive footage)
William Lemuels William Lemuels ... Native Chief (archive footage) (as Bill Lemuels)
Maya Owalee Maya Owalee ... Maya (archive footage)
Donato Cabrera Donato Cabrera ... Malo (archive footage)


A schooner disappears at sea without a trace. Years later, evidence of possible survivors prompts the mother of the schooner's mate Jose to hire a tuna boat to investigate. They discover the lad living happily on a South Seas island, and, when he refuses to leave with them, they abduct him. However, Jose gets revenge by leading the ship into the lair of a mysterious giant manta ray. Written by Jeremy Lunt <durlinlunt@acadia.net>

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A vivid tale of savage adventure!


Adventure | Horror


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Not only was most of this film made of travelogue stock footage, but the acting was from dubbed old stock footage as well. Louise, the love interest, had the classic hairdo from the early 1930s, yet the film wasn't released until 1946. See more »


When the octopus and the moray eel battle, you can see the octopus' tentacles stuck to the aquarium glass in several shots. And in one shot you can see the reflection of lights in the glass from outside the aquarium. Yet the battle is supposed to be under the sea. See more »


Edited from The Sea Fiend (1936) See more »

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Pretty Dumb on All Levels
22 July 2016 | by Michael_ElliottSee all my reviews

Devil Monster (1946)

1/2 (out of 4)

Robert (Barry Norton) is in love with Louise (Blanche Mehaffey) but she's in love with Jose (Jack Del Rio). The only problem is that he is lost at sea so Robert has to know whether or not he's alive so that Louise might pick him. Soon Robert is at sea battling a large monster (actually a manta ray).

THE SEA FIEND is also known as DEVIL MONSTER but whatever you call it doesn't take away the fact that it has to be one of the laziest and cheapest films ever made. I didn't actually time everything out but this 63-minute movie is probably 90% stock footage. If you thought what Edward D. Wood, Jr. did in GLEN OR GLENDA? was cheap then you haven't seen anything yet.

The amazing thing is that there's so little "new" footage shot. The majority of the film is narration as we get the story told by Robert who is usually just talking about the various stock footage that we're looking at. This stock footage has some pretty unique stuff including various sea life but at the same time you can't really give this film too much credit for that. There are some native women that are shown topless so this here might please some people but I doubt it.

From what I've read, the 1946 version under the title DEVIL MONSTER is a different edit that the 1936 film under THE SEA FIEND. I hope to view that version at some point but this film is pretty pointless.

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