Creature from the Black Lagoon

From The Grindhouse Cinema Database

Creature from the Black Lagoon (1954, USA) is a Sci-Fi-Thriller film directed by Jack Arnold

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Main Details

  • Released in 1954
  • B & W
  • Running time: 79 minutes
  • Production Co: Universal International Pictures (UI)
  • Distribution Co: Universal Pictures (1954) (USA) (theatrical) | Universal Film (1954) (Belgium) (theatrical) | Universal (1955) (France) (theatrical) | Universal Pictures (1972) (USA) (theatrical) (re-release) | Bio-Kuva (1954) (Finland) (theatrical) | J.Arthur Rank-Film (1954) (Austria) (theatrical) | Universal International Pictures (UI) (1954) (Netherlands) (theatrical) | Universal Pictures (1954) (Japan) (theatrical) (subtitled) (2-D Version only)
  • Directed by Jack Arnold
  • Produced by William Alland
  • Written by Harry Essex, Arthur A. Ross, Maurice Zimm
  • Starring: Richard Carlson, Julia Adams, Richard Denning
  • Music by Henry Mancini, Hans J. Salter, Herman Stein
  • Cinematography by William E. Snyder
  • Edited by Ted J. Kent

Plot Summary

  • A strange prehistoric beast lurks in the depths of the Amazonian jungle. A group of scientists try to capture the animal and bring it back to civilization for study.

Also Known As

  • Argentina - El monstruo de la Laguna Negra
  • Austria (dubbed version) Das Ungeheuer der schwarzen Lagune
  • Belgium (Flemish title) Het monster der moerassen
  • Belgium (French title) L'étrange créature du lac noir
  • Bulgaria (Bulgarian title) Чудовището от Чeрната лагуна
  • Brazil - O Monstro da Lagoa Negra
  • Chile - El monstruo de la laguna negra
  • Czech Republic - Netvor z Cerné laguny
  • Denmark - Uhyret fra den sorte lagune
  • Spain - La mujer y el monstruo
  • Finland (DVD title) Creature from the black lagoon
  • Finland - Mustan laguunin hirviö
  • (Swedish title) Odjuret i den svarta lagunen
  • France - L'étrange créature du lac noir
  • Greece - O tromos tis mavris limnis
  • Hungary - A fekete lagúna szörnye
  • Italy - Il mostro della laguna nera
  • Japan - Dai Amazon no hangyo-jin
  • Mexico - El monstruo de la Laguna Negra
  • Netherlands (informal literal title) Het monster van de Amazone
  • Poland - Potwór z Czarnej Laguny
  • Portugal - O Monstro da Lagoa Negra
  • Romania - Creatura din Laguna Neagra
  • Serbia - Stvorenje iz Crne lagune
  • Sweden (alternative title) - Monstret i den Svarta Lagunen
  • (TV title) Skräcken från Svarta Lagunen
  • Skräcken i Svarta Lagunen
  • Soviet Union (Russian title) Создание из Черной лагуны
  • Turkey (Turkish title) Kara gölün canavari
  • USA (working title) Black Lagoon
  • Venezuela - El monstruo de la laguna negra
  • Germany - Der Schrecken vom Amazonas


  • Not since the beginning of time has the world beheld terror like this!
  • Centuries of passion pent up in his savage heart!
  • Terrifying monster ravages mankind!
  • Amazing! Startling! Shocking!
  • Clawing Monster From A Lost Age strikes from the Amazon's forbidden depths!
  • Creature from a million years ago!... every man his mortal enemy... and a woman's beauty his prey!
  • From the Amazon's forbidden depths came the Creature from the Black Lagoon
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