The Secret of the Loch

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The Secret of the Loch
Directed by Milton Rosmer
Produced by Bray Wyndham
Written by Charles Bennett
Billie Bristow
Starring Seymour Hicks
Music by Peter Mendoza
Cinematography James Wilson
Edited by David Lean
Wyndham Productions
Release date
May 1934 (UK)
Running time
78 minutes
Country United Kingdom
Language English

The Secret of the Loch is a 1934 British film about the Loch Ness Monster. It is the first film made about the monster.[1][2]

Charles Bennett says the film was based on his original idea. He later admitted it was "terrible... but amusing".[3]


Professor Heggie is determined to prove to a sceptical sciencific community the existence of a dinosaur in Loch Ness. Young London reporter Jimmy Anderson believes him and offers to help. He also falls in love with Maggie, the professor's daughter. Jimmy finally plucks up the courage to enter the Loch himself, and comes face to face with the monster.


Critical reception[edit]

TV Guide called the film "a trite programmer which doesn't make one believe in the humans' actions, much less the sea serpent's"; [4] while Allmovie called it a "fairly amusing British monster movie...obscure but entertaining oddity";[5] and Britmovie noted an "enjoyable comic romp."[6]


  1. ^ Secret of the Loch . Classic Horror
  2. ^ "The Secret of the Loch". BFI. 
  3. ^ Tom Waver, Double Feature Creature Attack: A Monster Merger of Two More Volumes of Classic Interviews McFarland, 2003 p 18-19
  4. ^ "The Secret Of The Loch". TV Guide. 
  5. ^ "The Secret of the Loch (1934) - Trailers, Reviews, Synopsis, Showtimes and Cast - AllMovie". AllMovie. 
  6. ^ "The Secret of the Loch". 

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