Revenge of the Creature

Universal City, CA: Universal Pictures, 1955. Vintage still photograph from the set of the 1955 film "Revenge of the Creature." Featuring a comical image of the film being shot in the water at Marineland, Florida while a dolphin show takes place in the background. Half of the gathered crowd watches the dolphin show, while the other half has turned to watch the Gill-man attack a diver, bathing suit-clad cameramen milling about to the side.

The captive Gill-man (Ricou Browning) falls in love with the girlfriend (Lori Nelson) of animal psychologist Clete Ferguson (John Agar). When it inevitably escapes and (unsurprisingly) takes Nelson hostage, the police are forced to shoot it. The first 3-D sequel to a 3-D film, its far more successful predecessor "The Creature from the Black Lagoon," and the only 3-D film released in 1955. Clint Eastwood makes a hilarious, uncredited appearance as an incompetent lab technician who insists a lab rat has been eaten by a cat test subject, only to find the rat in his lab coat pocket.

Set in Florida, and shot there on location.

8 x 10 inches. Just about Fine.

Weaver and Brunas, Universal Horrors. Mystery Science Theater 801.

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