Il fiume del grande caimano (1979)

Italy,
89m
35mm film, Eastmancolor, 2.35:1
mono, Italian

An Italian horror film directed by Sergio Martino.

Plot Summary

on a remote tropical island are menaced by a giant alligator.

Credits

Crew
Directed by: Sergio Martino
Luciano Martino presents. A Dania Film production
Producer: Franco Cuccu
Production Manager: Marco Giannoni
Screenplay by: Ernesto Gastaldi. Luigi Montefiori, Maria Chianetta, Sergio Martino
Story by: Cesare Frugoni, Sergio Martino, Ernesto Gastaldi
Assistant Director: Massimo Manasse
Script Supervisor: Maria Luisa Rosen
Director of Photography: Giancarlo Ferrando
Camera Operator: Claudio Morabito
Underwater Camera Operators: Gianlorenzo Battaglia, Daniele Nannuzzi
Assistant Camera Operators: Rolando Ferrario, Bruno Cascio
Stills Photographer: Giorgio Garibaldi Schwarze
Edited by: Eugenio Alabiso
Assistant Editor: Teresa Negozio
Music Composed and Directed by: Stelvio Cipriani
Music Publishers: Flipper N.C.
Sound: Roberto Petrozzi
Mixer: Bruno Moreal
Costume Designer: Barbara Pugliese
Seamstress: Stella Battista
Make-up: Stefano Trani
Hair Stylist: Sergio Gennari
Special Effects: Paolo Ricci
The Caiman Effects Were Created by: Mr Carlo De Marchis for Rocchetti-Carboni Cosmetics
Art Director: Antonello Massimi Geleng
Production Administrator: Raffaello Saragò

Cast
Barbara Bach [Alli Brandt]
Claudio Cassinelli [Daniel]
Mel Ferrer [Joshua]
Romano Puppo
Fabrizia Castagnoli
Enzo Fisichella
Lory Del Santo
Anny Papa
Bobby Rhodes
Clara Colosimo
Peter Boom
Giulia D'Angelo
Marco Mastantuono
Piero Jossa
Marco Giannoni
Geneve Hutton
Silvia Collatina
Richard Johnson
Donald Dias
Christopher Ferrando
Paul De Odeasie
Peter Peiris
D. Pauline Skilton

Alternative Titles

Alligator – USA
The Big Alligator River – USA
The Great Alligator – English language title
The Great Alligator River – USA

Extracts included in
The 50 Worst Movies Ever Made (2004)

References

Books

  • The Aurum Film Encyclopedia: Horror by Phil Hardy (ed.) p.336
  • Fright Night on Channel 9 by James Arena p.192
  • Horror and Science Fiction Films III by Donald C. Willis pp.115-116
  • Italian Horror 1979-1994 by Jim Harper pp.107-109 – illustrated credits, review
  • Trashfiend: Disposable Horror Fare of the 1960s & 1970s Volume One by Scott Stine pp.21-23 – illustrated credits, synopsis, review