October 14th, 2011: Creature from the Black Lagoon (1954)

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.

Where to Get It: Amazon, and iTunes, Netflix, libraries

One comment on “October 14th, 2011: Creature from the Black Lagoon (1954)

  1. […] be attracted to a fish man, I mostly felt this was really just about how much Del Toro loves Creature From the Black Lagoon and wished the bad men would stop hurting it, kind of like how Peter Jackson’s King Kong was […]

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