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The Monster That Challenged The World (1957)
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The Monster That Challenged The World (1957) An earthquake unleashes a giant mollusk in California's Salton Sea. The site is near a military base and the first victim is a navy skydiver testing parachutes and the two sailors sent to collect him from the water. Soon Naval Investigator Lt. Commander John "Twill" Twillinger is on the case. They find the sailors' boat which is covered with a white goo. Soon Navy divers are looking for the missing men and recover a large round sac which they recover and sent the base lab. One of the divers is killed in an encounter with the creature and they think the crisis is over. They don't realize that the sac they transported to the lab is in fact the creature's egg and another mollusk hatches, this time on the base.

Movie Tagline:
Crawling up from the depths... to terrify and torture!

Title: Monster That Challenged The World, The
Release Date: June , 1957
Runtime: 83 mins
Genre: Horror
All Genres: Horror, Sci-Fi
Languages: English
Country: USA
Colors: Black and White
Sound: Mono
IMDB Rating: 5.5
Buried.com Rating: 6.5 - (Rate This Horror Movie at Buried.com)
Category: Horror Movies Starting With M

MPAA Rating: G

Arnold Laven

Tim Holt ...Lt. Cmdr. John 'Twill' Twillinger
Audrey Dalton ...Gail MacKenzie
Hans Conried ...Dr. Jess Rogers
Harlan Warde ...Lt. Robert 'Clem' Clemens
Max Showalter ...Dr. Tad Johns (as Casey Adams)
Mimi Gibson ...Sandy MacKenzie
Gordon Jones ...Sheriff Josh Peters
Marjorie Stapp ...Connie Blake
Dennis McCarthy ...George Blake (lab assistant)
Barbara Darrow ...Jody Simms
Robert Benevides ...Seaman Morty Beatty (as Bob Beneveds)
Michael Dugan ...Clarke
Mack Williams ...Capt. Masters
Wallace Earl ...Sally (as Eileen Harley)
Jody McCrea ...Seaman Fred Johnson
William Swan ...Seaman Howard Sanders
Charles Tannen ...Seaman Wyatt (radioman)
Byron Kane ...Coroner Nate Brown
Hal Taggart ...Davis, the resort owner
Gil Frye ...Deputy Scotty
Dan Gachman ...Deputy Brewer
Milton Parsons ...Lewis Clark Dobbs
Ralph Moody ...Watchman at Lock 57
John Carlyle ...Monster Victim
John Close ...Deputy Larry
William Forrest ...Admiral Greenhouse
Joseph Hamilton ...The Other Lock Watchman
Charles Herbert ...Boy with Morty's Cap
Ralph Littlefield ...Gatekeeper
David McMahon ...Patterson

» [more cast members]

Arthur Gardner
Jules V. Levy

David Duncan
Pat Fielder

Heinz Roemheld

More Movie Taglines:
  • Crawling up from the depths... to terrify and torture!
  • A new kind of terror to numb the nerves!
  • Instant terror ... Just add water! (2001 DVD Promotional)
Movie Quote(s):
  • Dr. Jess Rogers: From the instant they're born, they're hungry.
  • Dr. Jess Rogers: We must remember that these creatures can travel over land, too.
  • [last lines] Lt. Cmdr. John 'Twill' Twillinger: Guess what, Sandy, you can go swimming again. [excitedly] Sandy MacKenzie: Can I?
Movie Trivia:
  • In the laboratory, above the filing cabinets on the right was a aerial picture of the K-25 Plant, it was the largest building in the Manhattan Project and was authorized in late 1942, it was 11 miles from the WWII Secret City of Oak Ridge, Tenn. The plant was intended to produce enriched uranium. The photo on the left looks like it is a close up of K-25 but that has not been proven at this time.
  • The majority of the underwater scenes were shot at Catalina Island off the coast of Los Angeles. The close-ups were later filmed in a tank filled with water and plastic sea-weed.
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