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The Abominable Snowman (1957)
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The Abominable Snowman (1957) At a remote lhamasery in the Himalayas, scientist John Rollason studies rare mountain herbs with the help of his wife Helen, and associate Peter, while awaiting the arrival of an American named Tom Friend. Over Helen's objections and warnings by the High Lhama, he sets out with Friend on an expedition to find the elusive yeti, accompanied by another American named Shelley and a young Scotsman, McNee, who claims to have seen the thing. Footprints are found in the snows and McNee seems queerly affected the closer they get to their quarry's likely habitat but the biggest shock to Rollason is discovering Friend is a showman who only intends to exploit their find, with Shelley his gamehunter-marksman. The conflict between science and commercialism only increases when an enormous anthropoid is shot, and the horror only increases as the party realizes the other yeti intend to retrieve their fallen comrade and have powers to do so which seem extra-human...

Movie Tagline:
See It With Someone Brave! -- A Timeless Terror to Freeze You to Your Seats!

Title: Abominable Snowman, The
Release Date: October , 1957
Runtime: 91 mins
Genre: Adventure
All Genres: Adventure, Horror, Sci-Fi
Languages: English
Country: UK
Colors: Black and White
Sound: Mono
IMDB Rating: 6.3
Buried.com Rating: 7.3 - (Rate This Horror Movie at Buried.com)
Category: Horror Movies Starting With A

MPAA Rating: Approved

Director(s):
Val Guest

Cast:
Forrest Tucker ...Tom Friend
Peter Cushing ...Dr. Rollason
Maureen Connell ...Helen Rollason
Richard Wattis ...Peter Fox
Robert Brown ...Ed. Shelley
Michael Brill ...McNee
Wolfe Morris ...Kusang
Arnold Marle ...Lhama (as Arnold Marle)
Anthony Chinn ...Majordomo (as Anthony Chin)
Fred Johnson ...yeti
John Rae ...yeti-eyes

Producer(s):
Aubrey Baring
Michael Carreras
Anthony Nelson Keys

Writer(s):
Nigel Kneale
Nigel Kneale
Val Guest

Composer(s):
Humphrey Searle




Trailer(s):
The Abominable Snowman Horror Film Trailer 1

More Movie Taglines:
  • See It With Someone Brave! -- A Timeless Terror to Freeze You to Your Seats!
  • Demon-prowler of the mountain shadows...Dreaded man-beast of Tibet...The terror of all that is human
Movie Quote(s):
  • Dr. John Rollason: [on learning that Friend has placed animal traps to catch a yeti] Of all the idiotic, maniac ideas!
  • Peter Fox: [an upset Helen wants to accompany him to see the Lama] You'll stay right there. If you should feel like another nip of that [indicating the decanter] Peter Fox: , nobody's gonna call you a tippler.
  • [Kusang has run off] Ed Shelley: Find him? Dr. Tom Friend: No, but I found something else. Ed Shelley: What's that? Dr. Tom Friend: One of your traps all broken apart!
  • Lhama: They are in danger, all of them, from their own actions.
  • Dr. Tom Friend: [offscreen, shouts] Hey, Doc! Ed Shelley: [drily] Hark the herald angels.
Movie Trivia:
  • Like the "Quatermass" films produced by Hammer, this was also based on one of Nigel Kneale's television serials (mini-series) originally titled "The Creature".
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Keywords:
Yeti, Himalayas, Expedition, Snow, Botanist  ...[more]


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