This Saturday on Svengoolie is the 1954 film THE CREATURE FROM THE BLACK LAGOON! It was produced by William Alland, directed by Jack Arnold, and starring Richard Carlson, Julie Adams, Richard Denning, Antonio Moreno, Nestor Paiva, and Whit Bissell. The Creature was played by Ben Chapman on land and by Ricou Browning under water. The film premiered in Detroit on February 12 and was released on a regional basis, opening on various dates.
A geology expedition in the Amazon uncovers fossilized evidence (a skeletal hand with webbed fingers) from the Devonian period that provides a direct link between land and sea animals. A group of scientists revisit the area looking for more fossil but find the Creature alive. Don’t miss this classic, featuring one of the best monster costumes ever created!