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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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Voo-Doo Rites of Head Hunters! See more »

Genres:

Adventure | Horror

Certificate:

Approved | See all certifications »
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Details

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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Company Credits

Production Co:

Jewel Productions See more »
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.00 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Director Curt Siodmak said of this film, "I shot it down there [in Brazil], in the jungles. I never recovered, physically". See more »

Goofs

The scene after Rock Dean (John Bromfield) kills a python with his machete and then wipes the blood off the knife, is the same blood wiping scene after killing the leopard. 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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Tagline says It All!
18 February 2000 | by BaronBl00dSee all my reviews

"Like nothing you have ever seen" states the tagline for this film, and it is accurate beyond belief. This film is beyond description in many ways. The story details how a plantation owner and a doctor go up the Amazon in search of a Head-shrinking tribe and a mythical beast. The beast looks incredibly inept and totally silly, as is the plot for this film. The leads are horrible, particularly Beverly Garland as the sassy doctor out to always prove herself. Her expressions, not to mention her screams, are enough reason to see the film. I cannot remember laughing so hard at a film. Although the settings are genuine, the folksy South American tune in the background throughout most of the film only serves to belittle any real tension the film might have provided. The direction is poor and the camerawork even poorer. One sequence in particular, when Garland and male lead "Rock" run up a tree to avoid being trampled by a herd of water buffaloes is a real hoot! The scenes were laid on top of each other and just look so idiotic. A great film to ridicule with friends or just for private laughs!


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