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After an encounter at sea with an unknown underwater creature, a naval commander works with two scientists to identify it. The creature they are dealing with is a giant, radioactive octopus that has left its normal feeding grounds in search of new sources of replenishment. As the creature attacks San Francisco, the Navy tries to trap it at the Golden Gate Bridge but it manages to enter the Bay area leading to a final confrontation with a submarine. Written by
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From her beginnings on a Navy drawing board, through the months of secret field experiments out on the Western desert, then through the desperate search for new metals with the properties she needed, she was designed to be the nation's greatest weapon of the seas - the atom-powered submarine. Her engines were to be a miracle of speed and power, her sides strong enough to withstand any blow, her armament and fire power of greater force than the worst enemy she might encounter. The ...
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One of the best giant octopus on the rampage films I've seen.
Having already starred in 'The Thing from Another World' (1951) and 'The
Beast from 20,000 Fathoms' (1953), Kenneth Tobey completed a memorable
treble of classic Sci-Fi films with this offering.
Make no mistake, 'It Came from Beneath the Sea' is one of the classics of
the genre and as such is above the mundane criticism about poor script,
narrative, performances etc. We all know that these monster-flicks from the
50's and 60's had their shortcomings, but they were made to a formula for a
target audience and in this respect there is little to fault and much to
Here we have a giant octopus, disturbed from it's Pacific lair by atomic
testing, heading for San Francisco in a foul mood. The Harryhausen effects
are great, the narrative follows a course of some scientific logic and Faith
Domergue, if a little too old, looks good enough in her tight
Director Robert Gordon did little else of note which is surprising - he did
a good enough job here and whilst not up to the standard of '20 Million
Miles to Earth' (1957), 'It Came from Beneath the Sea' is still superior for
BEST SCENE - no contest; the octopus trashing the Golden Gate
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