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The She-Creature (1956)

Approved | | Fantasy, Horror, Romance | August 1956 (USA)
A mysterious hypnotist reverts his beautiful assistant back into the form of a prehistoric sea monster that she was in a past life.

Director:

Edward L. Cahn

Writers:

Lou Rusoff (story), Lou Rusoff (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Chester Morris ... Dr. Carlo Lombardi
Tom Conway ... Timothy Chappel
Cathy Downs ... Dorothy Chappel
Lance Fuller ... Dr. Ted Erickson
Ron Randell ... Police Lt. Ed James
Frieda Inescort ... Mrs. Chappel
Marla English ... Andrea
Frank Jenks ... Detective Sergeant
El Brendel ... Olaf
Paul Dubov ... Johnny
William Hudson ... Bob (as Bill Hudson)
Flo Bert Flo Bert ... Marta
Jeanne Evans ... Mrs. Brown
Kenneth MacDonald ... Doctor
Jack Mulhall ... Lombardi's Lawyer
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Storyline

Using hypnosis, Dr. Carlo Lombardi claims that he can have his patients regress and recover memories from their past lives, thereby proving that reincarnation exists. He also claims that the spirit of these past lives can be brought forth to take physical form.. A series of violent murders by a creature that seems to disappear into the sea suggests that Lombardi's claim may be correct. The medical and scientific community believe him to be a complete fraud but one enterprising businessman sees the opportunity to make a small fortune with Lombardi's ability. Written by garykmcd

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Hypnotized! Reincarnated as a monster from hell! See more »


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

August 1956 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Geschöpf des Schreckens See more »

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Budget:

$100,000 (estimated)
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Sound Mix:

Mono (Ryder Sound Services)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The dog that walks along the beach with Marla English is, in real life named Spike, and is the same dog who played the title character in Old Yeller (1957). See more »

Goofs

At the end of the movie, Tom Conway is "chased" by the She-Creature. It looks like he is using a standard .38 caliber, six shot pistol. He fires the weapon seven times without reloading. See more »

Quotes

Andrea Talbott: [to Lombardi] I hate this place. I hate the sound of the ocean. I hate you.
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If they had only shown more of The She Creature....
3 April 2006 | by babeth_jrSee all my reviews

This 1950's horror flick, starring Marla English (she was a poor man's Elizabeth Taylor) had much potential, but unfortunately that potential was wasted. The She Creature, a creation of fabulous monster maker Paul Blaisdell, was actually a scary looking creation. For some inexplicable reason the makers of this movie did not show the creature very often. The plot is pretty predictable; Marla portrays Andrea, a young woman under the spell of a slimy hypnotist/con man, portrayed by Chester Morris. Tom Conway is his usual hammy self as a man who is bankrolling the evil Dr. Lombardi. Of course we have to have a young hero to come save the beautiful maiden, and that part was played by Lance Fuller, in a drop dead dull performance...did the man have botox injections in his face, or what? He never changes expression throughout the movie. This movie was made when the whole Bridey Murphy reincarnation phase was popular, and the makers of the film want us to believe that we apparently didn't evolve from apes, but we evolved from some weird half lobster, half reptilian creature from the ocean...don't ask. The movie plods along with various killings that are orchestrated by Dr. Lombardi to get publicity for his show...again, the premise had promise, but it just seems to drag on and on. The Creature rarely appears, and when it does, the killings are more funny than scary. This isn't the worst of the 1950's monster movies, but it could have been so much more than what it was, which is a shame.


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