Updated: January 23, 2022|
Creature from the Black Lagoon is a 1954 monster film
directed by Jack Arnold, and starring Richard Carlson,
Julia Adams, Richard Denning, Antonio Moreno, and Whit
Bissell. The eponymous creature was played by Ben
Chapman on land and Ricou Browning in underwater scenes.
The film was released in the United States on 5 March
1954. Creature from the Black Lagoon was filmed and
originally released in 3-D requiring polarized 3-D
glasses, and subsequently reissued in the 1970s in the
inferior anaglyph format. It is considered a classic of
the 1950s, and generated two sequels, Revenge of the
Creature and The Creature Walks Among Us, each a year
apart. Revenge of the Creature was also filmed and
released in 3-D, in hopes of reviving the format.