Actual Sound Of A Ferocious Manphibian. Cool ain't he?
The Black Lagoon
Carlson as David Reed (leading man)
Ben Chapman (leading Gillman)
played the Gillman on land( he was six feet five inches tall)
Browning (co-leading Gillman) played the Gillman underwater (he was five feet eight) I
guess no one noticed the difference. Water makes things look bigger, don't it?
as Kay Lawerence (leading and only woman)
Denning as Mark Williams (co leading man, meets his well deserved fate at the
hands of the Gillman)
A great movie. Back then and
even now. The costume was far superior to some of the other
hoakie monsters of the era. The darned thing looked believable. I mean if there was a real half man half fish, (yes people, I know it wasn't real) it would definitely be the gillman.
Fishy eyes, flapping gills, webbed hands and feet, the costume worked! Ben Chapman's height and build and Richo Browning's underwater abilities made the gillman live. I'm not sure if the movie would have
been as good in color. I've seen color photos of the gillman.
They look much better in good old black and white. The flick was released in 3-D, although I can't remember
ever seeing it in 3-D. This has to be the best of the fifties horror/scifi movies. Old Bobaloons has to watch this one at least once or twice a year.
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