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The Beast From 20,000 Fathoms (1953)

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Director: Eugène Lourié
Year: 1953
Duration: 81mins
Country: USA

65th Anniversary Screening

One of the key titles in the 1950s science fiction boom, this was conceived as an atom age equivalent of King Kong and became the breakout film for rising effects man Ray Harryhausen.

Beast sets the pattern for many subsequent creature features, opening with an A-bomb test that releases a dinosaur from its million-year-sleep in the arctic ice, then has the monster destroy a few ships at sea and an isolated lighthouse while the nuclear scientist hero who glimpses the thing in the blizzard tries to convince the authorities that he isn’t crazy.

The rousing climax brings the monster ashore in New York to chomp down on big city cops, trample through familiar streets and send crowds fleeing in panic before it takes a last stand amid burning rollercoasters on Coney Island.

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