DirectorWyott Ordung Music directorAndre Brummer Duration CountryUnited States
WriterBill Danch (screenplay) Release date21 May 1954 CastAnne Kimbell (Julie Blair), Stuart Wade (Steve Dunning), Dick Pinner (Dr. Baldwin), Inez Palange (Tula), Jonathan Haze (Joe), Roger Corman (Tommy) Similar moviesGodzilla, Jurassic World, The Return of Godzilla, Mothra vs. Godzilla, Ghidrah, the Three-Headed Monster, Invasion of Astro-Monster
TaglineTerror Strikes!...From Beneath the Sea
A marine biologist (Stuart Wade) in a one-man sub saves an artist (Anne Kimbell) from a one-eyed squid-thing in Mexico.
Monster from the Ocean Floor is a 1954 science fiction film about a sea monster that terrorizes a cove in Mexico. The film was directed by Wyott Ordung and starred Anne Kimbell and Stuart Wade.
It was the first film produced by Roger Corman (although he had previously written Highway Dragnet).
Julie, an American on vacation in Mexico, spots a giant, one-eyed amoeba rising from the ocean, but when she tries to tell the authorities, no one believes her. She finally teams up with a marine biologist in an attempt to destroy it.w found.
Julie Blair (Kimbell) is an American vacationing at a sea-side village in Mexico. She hears stories about a man-eating creature dwelling in the cove. She meets Dr. Baldwin (Dick Pinner), a marine biologist, and they fall for one another. The mysterious death of a diver interests Julie in investigating, but Baldwin is very skeptical. She sees a giant amoeba rising from the ocean.
Anne Kimbell (Julie Blair)
Stuart Wade (Steve Dunning)
Dick Pinner (Dr. Baldwin)
Wyott Ordung (Pablo)
Inez Palange (Tula)
Jonathan Haze (Joe)
Roger Corman (Tommy)
The film was made for $12,000 over six days. According to Roger Corman, $4,000 of the films budget came from Ordung, $3,500 from Corman (from the sale of the Highway Dragnet story to Allied Artists), $5,000 in deferment from Consolidated Labs, and money raised privately by selling $500 and $1,000 shares.
Wyott Ordong later claimed he hocked his life insurance and sold his apartment to raise $15,000 to pay for the movie.
Roger Corman appears in Monster from the Ocean Floor and produced Galaxy of Terror. Roger Corman appears in Monster from the Ocean Floor and produced Night of the Blood Beast. Roger Corman appears in Monster from the Ocean Floor and directed Attack of the Crab Monsters. Roger Corman appears in Monster from the Ocean Floor and directed Day the World Ended. Roger Corman appears in Monster from the Ocean Floor and produced Carnosaur 2.
The film was sold to Lippert Pictures for $110,000. Corman received a $60,000 advance for this which enabled him to make his next film.