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Director  Edward L. Cahn
Budget  100,000 USD
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Language  English
3/10 IMDb

Genre  Fantasy, Horror, Romance
Music director  Ronald Stein
Country  United States
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Release date  August 1956 (1956-08)
Based on  an original idea by Jerry Zigmond
Writer  Lou Rusoff (story), Lou Rusoff (screenplay), Jerry Zigmond (original idea)
Cast  Chester Morris (Dr. Carlo Lombardi), Marla English (Andrea Talbott / Elizabeth Wetherby), Tom Conway (Timothy Chappel), Cathy Downs (Dorothy Chappel), Lance Fuller (Dr. Ted Erickson), Ron Randell (Police Lt. Ed James)
Similar movies  Silent Hill, When the Screaming Stops, Thir13en Ghosts, A Walk Among the Tombstones, The Purge: Anarchy, Deadly Blessing
Tagline  Hypnotized! Reincarnated as a monster from hell!

The She Creature (also known as The She-Creature) is a 1956 American black-and-white horror film produced by American International Pictures from a script by Lou Rusoff (brother-in-law of AIP executive Samuel Z. Arkoff). It was produced by Alex Gordon and directed by Edward L. Cahn. The monster costume was created by master make-up artist Paul Blaisdell and is considered one of his best.

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The film was released by American International Pictures as a double feature with It Conquered the World.

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Plot

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An oily carnival hypnotist Dr. Carlo Lombardi (Chester Morris) conducts experiments in hypnotic regression that take his unwitting female subject Andrea Talbott (Marla English) to a past life as a prehistoric humanoid form of sea life. He uses the physical manifestation of the prehistoric creature to commit murders.

Cast

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  • Chester Morris as Dr. Carlo Lombardi
  • Tom Conway as Timothy Chappel
  • Cathy Downs as Dorothy Chappel
  • Lance Fuller as Dr. Ted Erickson
  • Ron Randell as Police Lt. Ed James
  • Frieda Inescort as Mrs. Chappel
  • Marla English as Andrea Talbott
  • Frank Jenks as Plainclothes Sgt.
  • El Brendel as Olaf
  • Paul Dubov as Johnny
  • William Hudson as Bob (as Bill Hudson)
  • Flo Bert as Marta
  • Jeanne Evans as Mrs. Brown
  • Kenneth MacDonald as Police Doctor
  • Jack Mulhall as Lombardi's Lawyer
  • Spike as King
  • Production

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    The story was inspired by the success of the best-selling book The Search for Bridey Murphy, which concerned hypnotism. Exhibitor Jerry Zigmond suggested this subject might make a good film, and AIP commissioned Lou Rusoff to write a script.

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    AIP did not have enough money to entirely finance the film, so the company asked Alex Gordon if he could contribute the remainder. Israel Berman, a colleague of Gordon's brother Richard, knew a financier called Jack Doppelt, who agreed to provide $40,000 of the film's $104,000 budget.

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    Edward Cahn persuaded his old friend Edward Arnold to play the hypnotist for $3,000 for one week's work, and also cast Peter Lorre. Arnold died two days before production, prompting Lorre to read the script, after which he pulled out of the film. The producer had to find a substitute cast quickly.

    Reception

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    Gordon, who deferred his $2,500 producer's fee until the film returned its cost, said the movie was profitable a year and half after release.


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    References

    The She-Creature Wikipedia
    The She-Creature IMDb The She-Creature themoviedb.org


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