Creature from the Black Lagoon

Creature from the Black Lagoon (1954)

From the Amazon's forbidden depths came the Creature from the Black Lagoon

  • Genre: Adventure, Horror, Science Fiction
  • Release Date: 1954-03-05
  • User Rating: 6.8/10 from 725 ratings
  • Runtime: 1h 19min
  • Language: English
  • Production Company: Universal International Pictures
  • Production Country: United States of America
  • Director: Jack Arnold
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When scientists exploring the Amazon River stumble on a “missing link” connecting humans and fish, they plan to capture it for later study. But the Creature has plans of his own, and has set his sights on the lead scientist's beautiful fiancée, Kay.

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  • Richard Carlson

    as Dr. David Reed
  • Julie Adams

    as Kay Lawrence
  • Richard Denning

    as Dr. Mark Williams
  • Antonio Moreno

    as Dr. Carl Maia
  • Nestor Paiva

    as Captain Lucas
  • Whit Bissell

    as Dr. Edwin Thompson
  • Bernie Gozier

    as Zee
  • Henry A. Escalante

    as Chico
  • Ricou Browning

    as The Gill Man In Water (uncredited)
  • Ben Chapman

    as The Gill Man On Land (uncredited)
  • Art Gilmore

    as Narrator (voice) (uncredited)
  • Perry Lopez

    as Tomas (uncredited)
  • Sydney Mason

    as Dr. Matos (uncredited)
  • Rodd Redwing

    as Luis (uncredited)
  • James Miller

    as Old Man (uncredited)
Sound Herman Stein Original Music Composer
Editing Ted J. Kent Editor
Directing Jack Arnold Director
Writing Harry Essex Screenplay
Sound Henry Mancini Original Music Composer
Production William Alland Producer
Camera William E. Snyder Director of Photography
Writing Arthur A. Ross Screenplay
Sound Hans J. Salter Original Music Composer
Costume & Make-Up Bud Westmore Makeup Artist
Writing Maurice Zimm Story
Costume & Make-Up Joan St. Oegger Hairstylist
Art Ray Jeffers Set Decoration
Art Hilyard M. Brown Art Direction
Art Russell A. Gausman Set Decoration
Art Bernard Herzbrun Art Direction
Sound Leslie I. Carey Sound
Sound Joe Lapis Sound
Costume & Make-Up E. Thomas Case Makeup Artist
Directing Fred Frank Assistant Director
Sound Joseph Gershenson Music Director
Visual Effects Milicent Patrick Creature Design
Costume & Make-Up Milicent Patrick Makeup Designer
Crew Polly Burson Stunt Double
Costume & Make-Up Robert Hickman Makeup Artist
Costume & Make-Up Jack Kevan Makeup Artist
Costume & Make-Up Chris Mueller Makeup Artist
Sound Ray Craddock Sound Editor
Sound Albert E. Kennedy Sound Editor
Writing William Alland Idea
Production Foster Thompson Unit Manager
Directing Russ Haverick Assistant Director
Crew Gene Poole Stunts
Crew Ginger Stanley Stunts
Crew Ted White Stunts
Crew Al Wyatt Sr. Stunts
Crew Jack N. Young Stunts
Camera Everett Brown Grip
Sound Ethmer Roten Musician
Crew James R. Wolfe Driver
Camera Scotty Welbourne Still Photographer
Sound Robert Emmett Dolan Music
Sound Milton Rosen Music
Camera James Curtis Havens Underwater Camera