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Behemoth, the Sea Monster Details

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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. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

Cast

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

Crew

Douglas Hickox
Director
Eugène Lourié
Director
Eugène Lourié
Screenwriter
Daniel Hyatt
Screenwriter
Ted Astley
Composer (Music Score)
Lee Doig
Editor
Harry White
Art Director
Jimmy Evans
Makeup
Jacques Robert
Short Story Author
Allen Adler
Short Story Author
Kim Mills
Assistant Director
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