Creature from the Black Lagoon

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Creature from the Black Lagoon ★★★ 1954

An anthropological expedition in the Amazon stumbles upon the Gill-Man, a prehistoric humanoid fish monster who takes a fancy to fetching Adams, a coed majoring in “science,” but the humans will have none of it. Originally filmed in 3-D, this was one of the first movies to sport top-of-the-line underwater photography and remains one of the most enjoyable monster movies ever made. Sequels: “Revenge of the Creature” and “The Creature Walks Among Us.” 79m/B VHS, DVD . Richard Carlson, Julie Adams, Richard Denning, Antonio Moreno, Whit Bissell, Nestor Paiva, Ricou Browning, Ben Chapman, Bernie Gozier; D: Jack Arnold; W: Arthur Ross, Harry Essex; C: William E. Snyder, Charles S. Welbourne; M: Hans J. Salter, Henry Mancini.