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The Strange Monster of Strawberry Cove (1971)

A school teacher thinks he saw sea monster in the calm waters of Strawberry Cove. Three kids then build one in defense of their teacher and set out to find what's behind the mystery.

Director:

Jack Shea

Writers:

Herman Groves (teleplay), Bertrand R. Brinley (story)
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Cast

Cast overview:
Burgess Meredith ... Henry Meade
Agnes Moorehead ... Mrs. Pringle
Larry D. Mann ... Halper
Parley Baer ... Mayor
Skip Homeier ... Harry
Bill Zuckert ... Sheriff Wiley
Kelly Thordsen ... Tiny
Annie McEveety Annie McEveety ... Tippy
Jimmy Bracken Jimmy Bracken ... Scott
Patrick Creamer Patrick Creamer ... Catfish
Bob Hastings ... Deputy Tom Martin
Jimmy Lydon ... Jim Durden (as James Lydon)
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Storyline

A school teacher thinks he saw sea monster in the calm waters of Strawberry Cove. Three kids then build one in defense of their teacher and set out to find what's behind the mystery.

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Genres:

Family | Mystery

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

30 October 1971 (USA) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound Recording)

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Very loosely adapted from the story "The Strange Sea Monster of Strawberry Lake" from a book called "The Mad Scientist's Club" by Bertrand R. Brinley. See more »

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Follows Secrets of the Pirates' Inn (1969) See more »

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Ahh, childhood memories...
20 June 2004 | by lancer525See all my reviews

I remember this film as one of the first I saw that showed kids doing something creative, while slightly misbehaving, and using their intelligence. I'd love to see it again, to compare how it measures up to the memory. The old "Wonderful World of Disney" made-for-TV movies of the week were simple, sappy (by today's jaded standards) fare that were honest family entertainment. Today, (to quote another theatrical character) entertainment is demented madmen running around in ski-masks hacking up young virgins. Gone (unfortunately) are the days where escapist entertainment without political or religious overtones can be seen, and enjoyed for the storytelling quality alone.


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