Monster from the Ocean Floor

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Monster from the Ocean Floor
Monster from the Ocean Floor FilmPoster.jpeg
Directed by Wyott Ordung
Produced by Roger Corman
Written by Bill Danch
Starring Anne Kimbell
Stuart Wade
Roger Corman
Music by Andre Brummer
Cinematography Floyd Crosby
Editing by Edward Sampson
Distributed by Lippert Pictures
Release dates 21 May 1954
Running time 64 minutes
Country  United States
Language English
Budget $30,000[1]
Box office $850,000[2]

Monster from the Ocean Floor is a 1954 science fiction film about a sea monster that terrorizes a cove in Mexico. The film was directed by Wyott Ordung and starred Anne Kimbell and Stuart Wade. Wade also starred in other low-budget films during the decade including Tarantula (1955), and Teenage Monster (1958). Producer Roger Corman also appeared in a cameo in the film. It was the second film that Corman produced.

Plot[edit]

Julie Blair (Kimbell) is an American vacationing at a sea-side village in Mexico. She hears stories about a man-eating creature dwelling in the cove. She meets Dr. Baldwin (Dick Pinner), a marine biologist, and they fall for one another. The mysterious death of a diver interests Julie in investigating, but Baldwin is very skeptical. She sees a giant amoeba rising from the ocean.

Cast[edit]

Production[edit]

According to Roger Corman, $4,000 of the film's budget came from Orduna, $3,500 from Corman (from the sale of a story to Allied Artists), $5,000 in deferment from Consolidated Labs, and money raised privately by selling $500 and $1,000 shares.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Alan Frank, The Films of Alan Frank: Shooting My Way Out of Trouble, Bath Press, 1998 p 15
  2. ^ a b Mark McGee, Faster and Furiouser: The Revised and Fattened Fable of American International Pictures, McFarland, 1996 p15-20

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