Directed by Jack Arnold • 1954 • United States
Starring Richard Carlson, Julie Adams, Richard Denning
In this pulp-horror classic (originally shot in 3D), American scientists on an Amazon expedition get more than they bargained for when a dark tributary turns up a prehistoric man with gills. Half human, half amphibian, the creature breaks free after being captured, menacing the adventurers and stealing away the only woman on the crew. Under the assured direction of 1950s science-fiction specialist Jack Arnold, this atmospheric creature feature introduced the world to one of the most memorable movie monsters of all time.