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The Secret of the Loch

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Director  Milton Rosmer
Cinematography  James Wilson
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Language  English
6/10 IMDb

Genre  Adventure, Fantasy, Comedy
Editor  David Lean
Country  United Kingdom
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Release date  May 1934 (UK)
Writer  Charles Bennett, Billie Bristow
Cast  Seymour Hicks (Professor Heggie), Nancy O'Neil (Angela Heggie), Gibson Gowland (Angus), Frederick Peisley (Jimmy Andrews)
Genres  Fantasy, Comedy, Adventure Film
Similar movies  Beyond Loch Ness, Beneath Loch Ness, The Loch Ness Horror, The Ballad of Nessie

The Secret of the Loch is a 1934 British film about the Loch Ness Monster. It is the first film made about the monster.

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Charles Bennett says the film was based on his original idea. He later admitted it was "terrible... but amusing".

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Plot

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Professor Heggie is determined to prove to a sceptical sciencific community the existence of a dinosaur in Loch Ness. Young London reporter Jimmy Anderson believes him and offers to help. He also falls in love with Maggie, the professor's daughter. Jimmy finally plucks up the courage to enter the Loch himself, and comes face to face with the monster.

Cast

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  • Professor Heggie - Seymour Hicks
  • Angela Heggie - Nancy O'Neil
  • Angus - Gibson Gowland
  • Jimmy Anderson - Frederick Peisley
  • Jack Campbell, the Diver - Eric Hales
  • Maggie Fraser, the Barmaid - Rosamund John
  • Piermaster - Ben Field
  • Reporter - Robert Wilton
  • Professor Blenkinsop Fothergill - Hubert Harben
  • Scientist at Meeting - Fewlass Llewellyn
  • Macdonald - Stafford Hilliard
  • Judge - D.J. Williams
  • Reporter/Photographer in Pub - Clive Morton
  • Mate - Cyril McLaglen
  • Critical reception

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    TV Guide called the film "a trite programmer which doesn't make one believe in the humans' actions, much less the sea serpent's"; while Allmovie called it a "fairly amusing British monster movie...obscure but entertaining oddity"; and Britmovie noted an "enjoyable comic romp."

    References

    The Secret of the Loch Wikipedia
    The Secret of the Loch IMDb The Secret of the Loch themoviedb.org


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