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Revenge of the Creature (1955)

Passed | | Horror, Sci-Fi | 22 July 1955 (Finland)
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Men capture the Creature from the Black Lagoon (1954) and make him an aquarium attraction, from which he escapes.

Director:

Jack Arnold

Writers:

Martin Berkeley (screenplay), William Alland (story)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
John Agar ... Professor Clete Ferguson
Lori Nelson ... Helen Dobson
John Bromfield ... Joe Hayes
Nestor Paiva ... Lucas
Grandon Rhodes ... Jackson Foster
Dave Willock ... Lou Gibson
Robert B. Williams ... George Johnson
Charles Cane Charles Cane ... Captain of Police (as Charles R. Cane)
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The Creature from the Black Lagoon (1954) has been captured by scientists and transported to an aquarium in south Florida. Once there, he becomes attracted to lovely female scientist Helen Dobson (Lori Nelson) and manages to escape and kidnap her, and heads to Jacksonville, with her real-life love in pursuit. Written by Jonah Falcon <jonahnynla@mindspring.com>

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Trivia

Ricou Browning requested to be credited for playing the Creature. He was denied this by studio executives, but did make an out-of-costume appearance as one of the lab technicians. See more »

Goofs

George calls Lucas "Lucas" but Lucas calls George "Joseph" (the name of a third character standing next to George). See more »

Quotes

Helen Dobson: It's nice to get away, lie in the sun, be like other people.
Prof. Clete Ferguson: Strange talk coming from a dedicated scientist. Have you forgotten your mission in life? I'll be leaving soon. I'm gonna miss you.
Helen Dobson: You know sometimes I wonder how I ever got started on all this. Science, fish, ichthyology, where will it all lead me? As a person I mean. Most of the kids I went to undergraduate school with are already married and have children.
Prof. Clete Ferguson: Is that what you want?
Helen Dobson: I don't know... I just don't know.
Prof. Clete Ferguson: But surely you ...
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in 3-D Horrorscope See more »

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Referenced in Jaws 3-D (1983) See more »

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Underpowered sequel has a few good moments
19 November 2009 | by lemon_magicSee all my reviews

Well, I've seen worse, lots worse. In its favor, the movie still features one of the coolest (and best implemented) monster designs ever to emerge from the old B&W films of that era, and the underwater photography is still quite arresting - apparently the actor in the creature costume was capable of holding his breath underwater for incredible amounts of time, and so the creature looks entirely at home and natural in the water.

Against it? A weak screen play where nothing interesting happens for almost 30 minutes in two different parts of the movie. Some of the worst movie dialog actors have ever been forced to utter (I can just imagine how John "I worked with John Wayne once" Agar must have died inside while trying to deliver some of his bon-mots.) A distinct lack of chemistry between Agar and Lori Nelson and a screen play that does nothing to give them anything to draw them together (except for the old "you are so "the only person around" problem).

Worse, the creature himself seems over-exposed here. Since the movie yanks him out of his creepy, isolated, backwater lagoon in the first 15 minutes, he loses the mystery and most of his menace from his original surroundings once he is moved to his bright, shiny Sea World. After that, he's just a good costume and a set of talons.

The guy who wrote "Keep Watching The Skies" remarked about "Revenge Of the Creature" that the only good things about this sequel are the elements they kept from the first one. I'd have to agree that this is about right - everything the film makers tried to add and expand on in the sequel just didn't really click.

Still, as a little kid, this would have been great fun.


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Language:

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Release Date:

22 July 1955 (Finland) See more »

Also Known As:

Return of the Creature from the Black Lagoon See more »

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$1,100,000
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