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Tarantula (1955)

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80 min | Horror, Sci-Fi

A spider escapes from an isolated Arizona desert laboratory experimenting in giantism and grows to tremendous size as it wreaks havoc on the local inhabitants.
Director
Writers
Robert M. Fresco (screenplay) (story) | Martin Berkeley (screenplay) | Jack Arnold (story)
Cinematographer
Editor
William Morgan (as William M. Morgan)
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$1,100,000
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Nov 4, 1955 (United States)

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32 cast members
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John Agar
Dr. Matt Hastings Dr. Matt Hastings   See fewer
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Mara Corday
Stephanie 'Steve' Clayton Stephanie 'Steve' Clayton   See fewer
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Leo G. Carroll
Prof. Gerald Deemer Prof. Gerald Deemer   See fewer
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Nestor Paiva
Sheriff Jack Andrews Sheriff Jack Andrews   See fewer
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Ross Elliott
Joe Burch Joe Burch   See fewer
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Edwin Rand
Lt. John Nolan Lt. John Nolan   See fewer
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Raymond Bailey
Townsend Townsend   See fewer
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Bert Holland
Barney Russell Barney Russell   See fewer
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Steve Darrell
Andy Andersen Andy Andersen   See fewer
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Wag Blesing
Townsman (uncredited) Townsman (uncredited)   See fewer
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Dee Carroll
Telephone Operator (uncredited) Telephone Operator (uncredited)   See fewer
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Edgar Dearing
Second Tramp (uncredited) Second Tramp (uncredited)   See fewer
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George DeNormand
Arizona State Trooper (uncredited) Arizona State Trooper (uncredited)   See fewer
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Don Dillaway
Jim Bagny (uncredited) Jim Bagny (uncredited)   See fewer
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Clint Eastwood
Jet Squadron Leader (uncredited) Jet Squadron Leader (uncredited)   See fewer
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Jack Hendricks
Ranch Hand (uncredited) Ranch Hand (uncredited)   See fewer
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Jane Howard
Jean - Professor Townsend's Assistant (uncredited) Jean - Professor Townsend's Assistant (uncredited)   See fewer
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James Hyland
Trooper Grayson (uncredited) Trooper Grayson (uncredited)   See fewer
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Tom London
Jeb - First Tramp (uncredited) Jeb - First Tramp (uncredited)   See fewer
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Robert Nelson
State Trooper (uncredited) State Trooper (uncredited)   See fewer
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Eddie Parker
Paul Lund / Eric Jacobs (uncredited) Paul Lund / Eric Jacobs (uncredited)   See fewer
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Ray Quinn
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Vernon Rich
Ridley (uncredited) Ridley (uncredited)   See fewer
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Robert Robinson
Charlie - Castle Rock Townsman (uncredited) Charlie - Castle Rock Townsman (uncredited)   See fewer
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Bing Russell
Deputized Townsman (uncredited) Deputized Townsman (uncredited)   See fewer
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Robert R. Stephenson
Warehouseman (uncredited) Warehouseman (uncredited)   See fewer
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Jack Stoney
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Sailor Vincent
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Billy Wayne
Murphy (uncredited) Murphy (uncredited)   See fewer
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Bud Wolfe
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6.5 / 10 | 7,710 votes