Monster from the Ocean Floor (1954)

USA,
51m 34s (UK), 64m (USA)
35mm film, black and white, 1.37:1
mono, English

An American science fiction film directed by Wyott Ordung.

Plot Summary

While on holiday in Mexico, Julie is menaced by a huge, one-eyed amoeba that emerges from . No-one believes her story except a marine biologist who tries to help her track it down and destroy it.

Credits

Crew
Directed by: Wyott Ordung
Copyright MCMLIV [1954] by Palo Alto Productions, Inc.
Palo Alto Productions presents a Lippert Picture release
Produced by: Roger Corman
Production Manager: David Kramarsky
Original Screenplay by: William Danch
Assistant Director: Jack Schachter
Director of Photography: Floyd Crosby
Film Editor: Edward Sampson Jr
Music: Andre Brummer
Sound Editor: Jack Milner
Western Electric Recording
Miss Kimbell's Gowns by: De De Johnson
Miss Kimbell's Bathing Suits: Rose Marie Reid
Monster Model: Bob Baker *
Microphotography by: The Hancock Foundation
Production Design: Ben Hayne
Submarine Built by: Aerojet General
Technical Adviser: Alfred Hanson
Locations: Paradise Cove, Pacific Coast Highway, Malibu, California, USA *; Santa Catalina Island, Channel Islands, California, USA *

Cast
Anne Kimbell (Julie Blair)
Stuart Wade (Steve Dunning)
Dick Pinner (Dr Baldwin)
Wyott Ordung (Pablo)
Inez Palange (Tula)
Jack Hayes [real name: Jonathan Haze] (Joe)
David Garcia
Roger Corman [Tommy] *

Alternative Titles

It Stalked the Monster Floor
It Stalked the Ocean Floor
Monster Maker – Canada

References

Periodicals

  • Delirium no.25 (2020) p.10 – short review (Corman's greatest creatures by Chris Alexander)
  • Femme Fatales March 1996 p.35 – note

Books