It's hard to believe this classic thriller is 60 years old. It doesn't show it's age at all. Richard Carlson and Richard Denning lea an expedition to the Amazon in order to find the remaining fossil parts of a long dead "man fish". What they find is a living specimen that is staling them.
Harry Essex wrote the fantastic screenplay and Jack Arnold directed. The acting is perfect and the monster is never forgotten. As a matter of fact it is one of the most iconic in cinema history.
Julie Adams went down in history as one of the sexiest leading ladies ever in her role as Kate, the woman on the expedition that the creature lusts after. This was followed by two sequels, which are good as well, but this is the best. For 60 years the creature has entertained all of us monster movie fans and will hopefully continue to do so for many, many years.
The rest of the cast includes Whit Bissell, Nestor Paiva and Antonio Moreno.