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Release Date:
24 October 1970 (USA) See more »
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A sympathetic anthropologist uses drugs and surgery to try to communicate with a primitive troglodyte who is found living in a local cave. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Joan Crawford ... Dr. Brockton

Michael Gough ... Sam Murdock

Bernard Kay ... Inspector Greenham
Kim Braden ... Anne Brockton
David Griffin ... Malcolm Travers

John Hamill ... Cliff
Thorley Walters ... Magistrate
Jack May ... Dr. Selbourne
Geoffrey Case ... Bill

Robert Hutton ... Dr. Richard Warren
Simon Lack ... Col. Vickers

David Warbeck ... Alan Davis

Chloe Franks ... Little Girl

Maurice Good ... Reporter
Joe Cornelius ... Trog
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
John Baker ... Anaesthetist (uncredited)
Roy Beck ... Reporter (uncredited)
Golda Casimir ... Professor (uncredited)
Robert Clarke ... Reporter (uncredited)
Herman Cohen ... Bartender (uncredited)

John D. Collins ... TV Crewman Watching Monitor (uncredited)

Shirley Cooklin ... Little Girl's Mother (uncredited)
Billy Cornelius ... Driver (uncredited)
Harold Coyne ... Reporter (uncredited)

Robert Crewdson ... Dr. Pierre Duval (uncredited)
Harry Fielder ... Security Guard (uncredited)

Pat Gorman ... Army Officer (uncredited)
Brian Grellis ... John Dennis (uncredited)
Paul Hansard ... Dr. Kurtlimer (uncredited)
Bill Hibbert ... Court Policeman (uncredited)

Rick Lester ... Guard (uncredited)
Bartlett Mullins ... Butcher (uncredited)
Rona Newton-John ... Reporter (uncredited)
Cleo Sylvestre ... Nurse (uncredited)

Reg Thomason ... Murdock's Solicitor (uncredited)

Directed by
Freddie Francis 
Writing credits
Aben Kandel (screenplay)

Peter Bryan (original story) and
John Gilling (original story)

Produced by
Herman Cohen .... producer
Harry Woolveridge .... associate producer
Original Music by
John Scott 
Cinematography by
Desmond Dickinson (director of photography)
Film Editing by
Oswald Hafenrichter 
Casting by
Maude Spector 
Art Direction by
Geoffrey Tozer 
Makeup Department
Jimmy Evans .... makeup artist (as Jim Evans)
Pearl Tipaldi .... hairdresser
Production Management
Edward Dorian .... production manager (as Eddie Dorian)
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Douglas Hermes .... assistant director
Art Department
Helen Thomas .... set dresser
Terry Wells .... stand-by property master (uncredited)
Sound Department
Maurice Askew .... sound mixer
Tony Dawe .... sound mixer
Michael P. Redbourn .... sound editor (as Michael Redbourn)
Camera and Electrical Department
Norman Jones .... camera operator
Jim Alloway .... focus puller (uncredited)
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Ron Beck .... wardrobe
Music Department
John Scott .... conductor
Other crew
Brian Brockwell .... production accountant
Leonora Hail .... continuity
Charles E. Parker .... designer: Trog (as Charles Parker)
Crew believed to be complete

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Also Known As:
"Das Ungeheuer" - Germany (imdb display title), West Germany
"Трог" - Soviet Union (Russian title)
"A Caverna do Homem-Monstro" - Portugal (imdb display title)
"Il terrore di Londra" - Italy
"L'abominable homme des cavernes" - France (imdb display title)
"La caverna del terror" - Mexico (imdb display title)
"Trog, o Monstro da Caverna" - Brazil (imdb display title)
"Trogi" - Finland
"Tromos ap' to parelthon" - Greece (transliterated ISO-LATIN-1 title)
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93 min
Color (Technicolor)
Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (Westrex Recording System)
Australia:M | UK:AA (original rating) | UK:15 (video rating) | USA:PG (DVD Rating) | USA:PG (certificate #23313) | USA:GP (original rating) | West Germany:12
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A Joan Crawford bio claims that this film's budget was so low that on location Crawford had to change clothes in a car. Producer Herman Cohen' says story is not true and that she had a "huge caravan."See more »
Continuity: When Bill emerges from the underground pool he is not wet.See more »
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4 out of 4 people found the following review useful.
She Is a Gun-Toting, Pistol-Packing Mama, 2 December 2007

No doubt about it - Trog is a bad, bad film. yet, I think it is better than most give it credit for and wholly entertaining for its camp. The story is inane: some troglodyte had been frozen in nearby caves somewhere in England for centuries, found by exploring men, kills the exploring men, and then is taken alive to go to the Brockton Scientific Research Center run by a high-coiffed Joan Crawdford. Crawford plays the scientist out to get a name for herself, her institute, and for added measure, science itself. But she is not the cold, dispassionate stereotype of a scientist. No, here she plays ball outside with what she affectionately calls Trog. She plays games with him. Gives him toys. Beams when he learns a new trick and mothers him in general. The trog, while in no way could I argue it was good make-up - what little there really is - is better than it could be. And at the very least, the trog costume/make-up is able to convey feeling and emotion to some degree. The rest of the story is preposterous as some local decides to let trog out - for reasons I never fully found convincing - so trog could go out and do his obligatory rampage through a small English village. Don't look for much in this movie. Freddie Francis, the old Hammer stalwart himself, directed this muddle and it is sub-par for a man with his talent that directed The Creeping Flesh and so many other great horror films of the 70s. From a directorial perspective, Trog is a major disappointment. But, if it is high camp you want and entertaining camp - I was never bored - then Trog might just be to your taste. What can be all bad about seeing a sixty-plus Joan Crawford don neon lab coats, throw rubber fish and lizards into a cage, throw a ball to a man in a troglodyte costume,or tote a hypo gun acting with all the seriousness of a Robert Stack. Those scenes were well-worth the pain one might incur during the "talky" scenes so many seem to have mentioned. I found the film to be surprisingly short at 93 minutes. The last two "major" films Crawford made were for legendary B producer Herman Cohen - Berserk! and Trog. Yes, they were dramatic departures for a legend such as Crawford, but they were acting jobs that still were mainstream cinema to some extent. And I am sure no one - including Crawford most of all, would have thought these two films would be her last(least if you will). Michael Gough is also in the picture in what I can only term as a completely throw-away role meant to make a plot that shouldn't move - move.

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