|The Beast From 20,000 Fathoms (1953)|
movies don't get much better. Paul Christian, a nuclear
scientist, is sure his partner was killed by a monster
only he has seen. Nobody believes him, until a
paleontologist helps him link several sea disasters and
accounts of a sea serpent together, to prove to the
military this is a true concern. This comes all-to late
when the giant animal (a rhedosaurus) surfaces in wall
street, leveling several bloks, cars, and people in his
way. Finally the six story menace is burned to a cinder
when it's trapt within the Coney Island rollercoaster.
This was the best 50's "dinosaur (or monster) on the
loose" movie. Paula Raymond is Christian's
girlfriend, and Cecil Kellaway is the paleontologist.
Special effects by the legendary Ray Harryhausen, and
based on popular fiction author Ray Bradburry.