Jack Arnold directs Richard Carlson, Julia Adams and Richard Denning in this Universal monster movie where scientists try to capture an amphibian beast in South America.
One of Howard Hughes’ most watched movies in his seclusion. Given the billionaire’s predilection for raven haired, buxom starlets it is easy to fathom why! Julia Adams voluptuous good girl goes through at least 20 costume changes, each tighter and more revealing than the next. Given the action takes place over a day and a half on a small boat in the middle of nowhere that’s an impressive wardrobe churn. Jack Arnold clearly has bigger ambitions but he never takes his eye off delivering a taut little genre flick first and foremost. One of those movies with a pure concept that gets better and better as it goes along.
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