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Curucu, Beast of the Amazon (1956)

Approved | | Adventure, Horror | December 1956 (USA)
Rock Dean and Dr. Andrea Romar travel up the Amazon River to find out why the plantation workers have left their work in panic, allegedly because of attacks from Curucu, a monster who is ... See full summary »

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Curt Siodmak

Writer:

Curt Siodmak
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
John Bromfield ... Rock Dean
Beverly Garland ... Dr. Andrea Romar
Tom Payne Tom Payne ... Tupanico
Harvey Chalk Harvey Chalk ... Father Flaviano
Larri Thomas ... Vivian - the dancer
Wilson Viana Wilson Viana ... Tico
Frank Bevan Frank Bevan
Sérgio de Oliveira Sérgio de Oliveira ... Captain of Police
Roberto Aurel Roberto Aurel
Andrea Bayard
Luz del Fuego Luz del Fuego ... Snake dancer
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Ayres Campos Ayres Campos
Rosa María Rosa María
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Storyline

Rock Dean and Dr. Andrea Romar travel up the Amazon River to find out why the plantation workers have left their work in panic, allegedly because of attacks from Curucu, a monster who is said to live up the river where no white man has ever been before... Written by Mattias Thuresson

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Adventure | Horror

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

December 1956 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Curucu, die Bestie vom Amazonas See more »

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Budget:

$155,000 (estimated)
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Production Co:

Jewel Productions See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.00 : 1
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Trivia

After finishing Curucu, director Curt Siodmak discovered he had enough film leftover to make another movie, so he quickly wrote out a screenplay, got some of the actors from Curucu, and made the movie Love Slaves of the Amazons (1957). See more »

Goofs

The movie shows a herd of Asian Water Buffalo in the Amazon Basin. The buffalo are not native to South America. They are from Southeast Asia and India. See more »

Quotes

Tupanico: A beast with claws like that of a giant bird.
Captain of Police: A crocodile, perhaps?
Tupanico: A crocodile is no bird.
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Soundtracks

National Anthem of Brazil
(uncredited)
Music by Francisco Manuel da Silva
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12 March 2008 | by Michael_ElliottSee all my reviews

Curucu, Beast of the Amazon (1956)

** (out of 4)

John Bromfield and Beverly Garland travel up the Amazon to kill the title character, a large parrot like creature. Many older horror fans call this one of the most disappointing monster films of the decade due to a couple twists in the plot. I picked up on those twists pretty early and they were stupid but the real interesting thing is that this really seemed like an early version of the infamous Cannibal Holocaust. The best thing about the film is that it was shot in the Amazon, which means we get all sorts of shots with various animals ranging from pythons to huge spiders. With this comes several animal death scenes that won't make PETA members too happy.


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