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The Beast from 20,000 Fathoms (1953)

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80 min | Adventure, Horror, Sci-Fi

A ferocious dinosaur awakened by an Arctic atomic test terrorizes the North Atlantic and, ultimately, New York City.
Writers
Lou Morheim (screenplay) | Fred Freiberger (screenplay) | Ray Bradbury (story "The Fog Horn")
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John L. Russell (as Jack Russell)
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Budget
$ 210,000
Gross (USA)
$ 5,000,000
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Release date
Jun 13, 1953 (United States)

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Paul Hubschmid
Prof. Tom Nesbitt (as Paul Christian) Prof. Tom Nesbitt (as Paul Christian)   See fewer
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Paula Raymond
Lee Hunter Lee Hunter   See fewer
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Cecil Kellaway
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Kenneth Tobey
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Donald Woods
Capt. Phil Jackson Capt. Phil Jackson   See fewer
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Lee Van Cleef
Corp. Stone Corp. Stone   See fewer
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Steve Brodie
Sgt. Loomis Sgt. Loomis   See fewer
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Ross Elliott
George Ritchie George Ritchie   See fewer
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Jack Pennick
Jacob Bowman Jacob Bowman   See fewer
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Ray Hyke
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Paula Hill
Miss Ryan (as Mary Hill) Miss Ryan (as Mary Hill)   See fewer
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Michael Fox
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Alvin Greenman
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Frank Ferguson
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King Donovan
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Fred Aldrich
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Gertrude Astor
Screaming Woman (uncredited) Screaming Woman (uncredited)   See fewer
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James Best
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Edward Clark
Lighthouse Keeper (uncredited) Lighthouse Keeper (uncredited)   See fewer
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Louise Colombet
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Robert Easton
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Roy Engel
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Franklyn Farnum
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Bess Flowers
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Don Gordon
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Ann Kunde
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Vera Miles
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Steve Mitchell
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Lawrence Montaigne
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Leo Mostovoy
Captain George LeMay (uncredited) Captain George LeMay (uncredited)   See fewer
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Gil Perkins
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Lee Phelps
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Paul Picerni
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6.7 / 10 | 5,724 votes