"In this trend-setting classic, a
scientific expedition ventures into the upper reaches of the
Amazon and discovers a "Gill Man", a living amphibious
missing link. The scientists drug and capture the creature,
who becomes enamoured with the head scientist's female assistant.
But the lonely creature escapes and kidnaps the object of
his affection while she swims seductively in his watery home.
The chief scientist launches a crusade to retrieve his assistant
and casts the creature back to the black depths from which
he came. Well-acted and directed, and with Bud Westmore's
brilliantly designed monster, Creature From The Black Lagoon
is an enduring tribute to the imaginative genius of its Hollywood
creators." - from sendit
If you want to check out some black/white horror movies, this is a good one to start with. It's one of the best old monster movies out there. The "Gill Man" costume is very well made, and it looks quite "real" even today, unlike most of the monsters in these kinds of movies. The acting is pretty good, and it has some great underwater photography. This definantly is a B-movie classic! Highly recommended!
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