Film (1955). Universal. Directed by Jack Arnold. Written by Martin Berkeley, story William Alland. Cast includes John Agar, John Bromfield, Ricou Browning and Lori Nelson. 82 minutes. 3D. Black and white.
The success of Creature from the Black Lagoon (1954) inspired the inevitable sequel, shot in 3D although seldom projected in that format. This time the Creature (Browning) is captured and taken to an oceanarium in Florida, but it soon breaks out and (some time later, after voyeuristically spying on her) makes off with a blonde woman scientist (Nelson) under its arm. Though the film has erotically charged moments, it is generally limp compared with its predecessor, and is one of Arnold's weaker sf movies. A further sequel, not directed by Arnold, was The Creature Walks Among Us. [JB/PN]
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