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Revenge of the Creature

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Revenge of the Creature Overview

Men from an oceanarium capture the Creature from the Black Lagoon and make him an aquarium attraction, from which he escapes.

Directed by: Jack Arnold

Who Stars in Revenge of the Creature

John Agar
Prof. Clete Ferguson

John Agar

Lori Nelson
Helen Dobson

Lori Nelson

John Bromfield
Joe Hayes

John Bromfield

Nestor Paiva
Captain Lucas

Nestor Paiva

Grandon Rhodes
Jackson Foster

Grandon Rhodes

Dave Willock
Lou Gibson

Dave Willock


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Review for Revenge of the Creature

Author: Wuchak

_**Pedestrian retread**_ Released in 1955, "Revenge of the Creature" is an unimaginative reworking of the hit Universal film from the previous year, “Creature from the Black Lagoon.” The plot is the same: An expedition ventures to the remote backwaters of the Amazon and returns to Florida with a prehistoric man-fish, supposedly the last of its kind, but the ‘Gill-man’ and civilization don’t mix well. To make matters worse, the creature needs a whoa-man and sets its eyes on a lovely ichthyologist (Lori Nelson). The animal psychologist working with the creature (John Agar) assists authorities to save her and recapture the Gill-man. Ms. Nelson makes for a quality substitute for Julia Adams with Ginger Stanley doing stunt work for both; meanwhile John Agar is suitable as the male protagonist. But this sequel feels hackneyed and lacks the hypnotic charisma of the original. I suppose it doesn’t help that the creature is revealed right away and displayed often, which hinders a sense of mystery and suspense. Still, if you like the first film, this is more of the same, just nowhere near as effective. The third in the trilogy, “The Creature Walks Among Us,” would come out the next year. Interesting trivia: Clint Eastwood makes his film debut here in a cameo as a lab assistant. The tedious film feels overlong at a short 1 hour, 22 minutes. It was shot in Florida (Marineland, Jacksonville, Silver Springs & St. Augustine). GRADE: C


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Facts

Status
Released

Release Date
1955-05-13

Original Language
English

Runtime
1 hr 22 mins

Budget
$ 1,100,000.00 (Estimated)

Genres
Horror Science Fiction

Keywords
ocean florida monster aquarium panic marine biologist amazon sequel creature scientist underwater flipping car sea monster lagoon amazon river


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