Behemoth, the Sea Monster

Behemoth, the Sea Monster

Gene Evans
Director: Douglas Hickox, Eugène Lourié Cast: Gene Evans
Gene Evans
, Andre Morell
Andre Morell
Douglas Hickox, Eugène Lourié,

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Overview

A perennial of the "Shock Theatre" TV circuit of the 1950s, The British The Giant Behemoth owes a great deal to the earlier American sci-fier The Beast from 20,000 Fathoms. A Cornish fisherman is found covered with what looks like radiation burns. Before he dies, the fisherman utters the word "behemoth," citing a monster alluded to in the Bible. It isn't long before England is besieged by a dinosaur-like monstrosity, evidently the by-product of atomic fallout. Only a high-powered torpedo stands between the Giant Behemoth and the helpless British citizenry. The film's stop-motion animation is pretty good, considering the tight budget; all the title character lacks is the distinctive personality of a King Kong, Godzilla or Gorgo.

Product Details

Release Date: 09/20/2011
UPC: 0883316398111
Original Release: 1959
Rating: NR
Source: Warner Archives
Region Code: 0
Presentation: [Full Frame]
Time: 1:20:00

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Gene Evans Steve Kames
Andre Morell Professor James Bickford
John Turner Ian Duncan
Leigh Madison Jeanie Trevethan
Jack MacGowran Dr. Sampson
Maurice Kaufmann Submarine Officer
Henry Vidon Tom MacDougall
Neal Arden Announcer
Leonard Sachs Scientist

Technical Credits
Douglas Hickox Director
Eugène Lourié Director,Screenwriter
Ted Astley Score Composer
Edwin T. Astley Score Composer
Irving A. Block Special Effects
Desmond Davis Cinematographer
Louis de Witt Special Effects
David Diamond Producer
Lee Doig Editor
Jimmy Evans Makeup
Daniel Hyatt Screenwriter
Willis O'Brien Special Effects
Jack R. Rabin Special Effects
Harry White Art Director

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