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It Came From Beneath The Sea (1955)
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It Came From Beneath The Sea (1955) After an encounter at sea with an unknown underwater creature, a naval commander works with two scientists to identify it. The creature they are dealing with is a giant, radioactive octopus that has left its normal feeding grounds in search of new sources of replenishment. As the creature attacks San Francisco, the Navy tries to trap it at the Golden Gate Bridge but it manages to enter the Bar area leading to a final confrontation with a submarine.

Movie Tagline:
IT CRUSHES! KILLS! DESTROYS! (original print ad

Title: It Came From Beneath The Sea
Release Date: July , 1955
Runtime: 79 mins
Genre: Fantasy
All Genres: Fantasy, Horror, Sci-Fi
Languages: English
Country: USA
Colors: Black and White
Sound: Mono
IMDB Rating: 5.8
Buried.com Rating: 6.8 - (Rate This Horror Movie at Buried.com)
Category: Horror Movies Starting With I

MPAA Rating: Approved

Robert Gordon

Kenneth Tobey ...Cmdr. Pete Mathews
Faith Domergue ...Prof. Lesley Joyce
Donald Curtis ...Dr. John Carter
Ian Keith ...Adm. Burns
Dean Maddox Jr. ...Adm. Norman
Chuck Griffiths ...Lt. Griff, USN
Harry Lauter ...Deputy Bill Nash
Richard W. Peterson ...Capt. Stacy
Tol Avery ...Navy intern
William Bryant ...Helicopter Pilot
Del Courtney ...Asst. Secretary of the Navy Robert David Chase
Roy Engel ...Officer in control room giving orders to drop...
Eddie Fisher ...McLeod
Sam Hayes ...Himself (radio newscaster)
Jules Irving ...King
Jack Littlefield ...Aston
Rudy Puteska ...Seaman Hall
Ray Storey ...Reporter
William Woodson ...Opening Narrator (voice)

Sam Katzman
Charles H. Schneer

George Worthing yates
Hal Smith
George Worthing yates

Mischa Bakaleinikoff

It Came From Beneath The Sea Horror Film Trailer 1

More Movie Taglines:
  • IT CRUSHES! KILLS! DESTROYS! (original print ad
  • all caps)
  • Havoc! Chaos! Destruction!
  • Out of primordial depths to destroy the world!
Movie Quote(s):
  • [first lines] Narrator: From her beginnings on a Navy drawing board, through the months of secret field experiments out on the Western desert, then through the desperate search for new metals with the properties she needed, she was designed to be the nation's greatest weapon of the seas - the atom-powered submarine. Her engines were to be a miracle of speed and power, her sides strong enough to withstand any blow, her armament and fire power of greater force than the worst enemy she might encounter. The mind of man had thought of everything - except that which was beyond his comprehension! [fade to black, fade in on stormy waters and scroll main titles]
  • [last lines] Cmdr. Pete Mathews: Well, I guess that's it. The sub's been ordered on patrol. We'll be on sea duty for a few months. We'll be seeing you, John. Prof. John Carter: Soon, I hope. Cmdr. Pete Mathews: Will I be seeing you, Leslie? Prof. Lesleyl Joyce: Do you mean when I get back from Cairo? Cmdr. Pete Mathews: I mean, women can change, move away, get married, have families. Prof. Lesleyl Joyce: Well, there is that possibility; but, uh, A - there isn't time for that to happen to me; B - I can be reached at the school; and C - how would you like to collaborate with me on a book, "How To Catch A Sea Beast"? [takes Pete's chin, draws herself to him, and kisses him on the lips] Cmdr. Pete Mathews: Say, doctor, you were right about this new breed of women! ["The End" title appears beneath trio as he starts this line, and music increases volume accordingly, partially drowning him out. Fade to black as line finishes]
  • Cmdr. Pete Mathews: The next time I cruise in these waters I'm going to have torpedoes with warheads on them.
Movie Trivia:
  • This is the film that brought together producer Charles H. Schneer and special effects legend Ray Harryhausen. Their professional relationship would last until Clash of the Titans (1981), the final feature for both men.
  • Because the budget was so low, Ray Harryhausen saved money by building his octopus model with six rather than the correct eight tentacles. He tried to pose the creature so this lack of the right number of arms wasn't apparent.
  • The "atom-powered" submarine shown cruising on the surface is actually the diesel-electric submarine USS Cubera (SS-347).
  • Columbia booked this as a double bill with Creature with the Atom Brain (1955) all across the US.
  • The Special Jet Propelled Torpedo is actually a aerial torpedo (it was delivered by aircraft and by torpedo boats) that had it's propellers and rudders removed.
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