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Part of the seriesFILM FORUM Jr.

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with James Thurber’s Unicorn in the Garden (1953)

"To reinvigorate your love for 3D and see the format done right, look no further than 1954’s classic monster flick CREATURE FROM THE BLACK LAGOON. With this gorgeous restoration, CREATURE has never looked better, and rarely has 3D been this immersive, crisp and beautiful (especially the underwater scenes)—and all in glorious black-and-white."
– Tony Timpone, Fangoria
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(1954, Jack Arnold) Pre-Jaws underwater terror as intrepid scientists Richard Carlson, Julie Adams and Richard Denning search the Amazon for clues to the Missing Link and his prehistoric past, but instead find the eponymous 50s icon — variously described as a bipedal amphibian, a batrachian, or, simply, “The Gill Man” — equipped with both a nasty streak when his territory is invaded for “science” and a healthy fascination with Ms. Adams and her tight white bathing suit. Their near mating-dance synchronized swimming scenes are uniquely hypnotic, with luminous underwater 3-D photography — unseen properly since the 1950s. Based on an idea by producer William Alland, who played the interrogating newsreel reporter in Citizen Kane. Shown with The Unicorn in the Garden, UPA cartoon version of James Thurber’s story. Approx. 90 min. DCP.




“Director Arnold was an early pioneer of the art of playing on the fears of the average human being – as Spielberg did in the seventies with Jaws and Spielberg was reportedly heavily influenced by the brooding, menacing style of Arnold’s atmospheric film… Strong on atmosphere and plot, but with a low budget, an excellent example of how to make a good monster movie.”
– Phil Hardy

“The 3-D lensing adds to the eerie effects of the underwater footage, as well as to the monster’s several appearances on land. The below-water scraps between skin divers and the prehistoric thing are thrilling and will pop goose pimples on the susceptible fan.”
Variety (1954)