Cast and Crew: Henry Mancini, Hans J. Salter (Score); William Alland (Producer); Richard Carlson, Julie Adams, Richard Denning, Whit Bissell, Ricou Browning, Ben Champan, Perry Lopez
What It’s About: An expedition in search of a humanoid amphibian fossil in the Amazon rainforest discovers that the creature is very much alive, and very dangerous.
Why Watch it Today?: Director Jack Arnold was born today in 1916. Arnold has a string of sci-fi/monster movie hits in the 1950s before settling in as a regular director on television. Creature from the Black Lagoon is one of Arnold’s best and most beloved titles, the most iconic Universal movie monster of the 1950s and still a wonderfully entertaining creature feature.