Creature From The Black Lagoon (1954)
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A scientific expedition searching for fossils along the Amazon River discover a prehistoric Gill-Man in the legendary Black Lagoon. The explorers capture the mysterious creature, but it breaks free. The Gill-Man returns to kidnap the lovely Kay, fiancee of one of the expedition, with whom it has fallen in love.
Not since the beginning of time has the world beheld terror like this!
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Title: Creature From The Black Lagoon
Release Date: March 05, 1954
Runtime: 79 mins
All Genres: Adventure, Horror, Sci-Fi
Colors: Black and White
IMDB Rating: 6.9
Buried.com Rating: 7.9 - (Rate This Horror Movie at Buried.com)
Category: Horror Movies Starting With C
MPAA Rating: G
Richard Carlson ...Dr. David Reed
Julie Adams ...Kay Lawrence (as Julia Adams)
Richard Denning ...Dr. Mark Williams
Antonio Moreno ...Carl Maia
Nestor Paiva ...Captain Lucas
Whit Bissell ...Dr. Edwin Thompson
Bernie Gozier ...Zako
Henry A. Escalante ...Chico (as Henry Escalante)
Ricou Browning ...The Gill Man (in water)
Ben Chapman ...The Gill Man (on land)
Perry Lopez ...Tomas
Sydney Mason ...Dr. Matos
Rodd Redwing ...Louis, expedition foreman
Arthur A. Ross
Hans J. Salter
Creature From The Black Lagoon Horror Film Trailer 1
More Movie Taglines:
- Not since the beginning of time has the world beheld terror like this!
- Centuries of passion pent up in his savage heart!
- Terrifying monster ravages mankind!
- Amazing! Startling! Shocking!
- Clawing Monster From A Lost Age strikes from the Amazon's forbidden depths!
- Creature from a million years ago!... every man his mortal enemy... and a woman's beauty his prey!
- From the Amazon's forbidden depths came the Creature from the Black Lagoon
- Lucas: I can tell you something about this place. The boys around here call it "The Black Lagoon"; a paradise. Only they say nobody has ever come back to prove it.
Lucas: What kind of fishing is that? Who eats rocks? Carl Maia: I eat rocks, in a manner of speaking. I crush and look inside them and they tell me things. Lucas: What do they tell you? Carl Maia: How old they are.
Lucas: It is impossible. But I, Lucas, will do it.
David Reed: We didn't come here to fight monsters, we're not equipped for it.
Lucas: There are many strange legends in the Amazon. Even I, Lucas, have heard the legend of a man-fish.
- Ricou Browning, a professional diver and swimmer, was required to hold his breath for up to 4 minutes at a time for his underwater role as the "Gill Man." The director's logic was that the air would have to travel through the monster's gills and thus not reveal air bubbles from his mouth or nose. Thus, the costume was designed without an air tank. In the subsequent films, this detail was ignored and air can be seen emanating from the top of the creature's head.
In this film, the eyes of the Creature were a fixed part of the rubber construction of the suit. The actors who played the part of the "Gill Man" could barely see, if at all. In the second film, the eyes have been, somewhat ludicrously, replaced with large, bulbous fish-eyes to assist in the actor's vision.
Jenny Clack (University of Cambridge) discovered a fossil amphibian, found in the remnants of what was once a fetid swamp and named it Eucritta melanolimnetes - literally "the creature from the black lagoon".
When William Alland was a member of Orson Welles' Mercury Theatre, he heard famed Mexican cinematographer Gabriel Figueroa tell of a legend about a humanoid creature that supposedly lived in South America. That legend became the origin of this film.
The Creature, using the name "Uncle Gilbert", appeared in an episode of the TV series "The Munsters" (1964) The episode is titled "Love Comes to Mockingbird Heights."
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