The Creature Walks Among Us (1956)

35mm film, black and white
mono, English

An American science fiction film directed by John Sherwood.

Plot Summary

The gill man is captured again and a team of use to turn him into an air-breather. Unable to cope with his new surroundings and missing his sub-aquatic life, he once again goes on the rampage.


* = uncredited

Directed by: John Sherwood
© MCMLVI [1956] by Universal Pictures Company, Inc.
Universal-International presents a Universal-International picture
Produced by: William Alland
Story and Screenplay by: Arthur Ross
Assistant Director: Joseph E. Kenney
Director of Photography: Maury Gertsman
Film Editor: Edward Curtiss
Music: Irving Gertz *, Henry Mancini *, Heinz Roemheld *, Hans J. Salter *, Herman Stein *
Music Supervision by: Joseph Gershenson
Sound: Leslie I. Carey, Robert Pritchard
Western Electric Recording
Gowns: Jay A. Morley Jr
Make-Up: Bud Westmore
Hair Stylist: Joan St Oegger
Creature Designer: Jack Kevan *
Special Photography: Clifford Stine
Art Direction: Alexander Golitzen, Robert E. Smith
Set Decorations: Russell A. Gausman, John P. Austin
Stunt Double for Gregg Palmer: James Jackson Jr *

Jeff Morrow (Dr William Barton)
Rex Reason (Dr Thomas Morgan)
Leigh Snowden (Marcia Barton)
Gregg Palmer (Jed Grant)
Maurice Manson (Dr Borg)
James Rawley (Dr Johnson)
David McMahon (Captain Stanley)
Paul Fierro (Morteno)
Lillian Molieri (Mrs Morteno)
Larry Hudson (state trooper)
Frank Chase (steward)
Ricou Browning [gill man ] *
Don Megowan [gill man on land] *

Alternative Titles

Hirviö keskuudessamme – Finland
Het Monster is ons nabij – Belgium (Flemish)
Monstre est parmi nous – Belgium (France)
Il terrore sul mondo – Italy
Das Ungeheuer ist unter uns – West Germany

Sequel to
Creature from the Black Lagoon (1954)
Revenge of the Creature (1955)

Extracts included in
Coming Soon (1982)
Monsterama Sci-Fi Late Night Creature Feature Show Vol. 1 (1996)



  • TV Times 18-24 July 1987 p.25 – review
  • We Belong Dead no.13 (Summer 2014) pp.13-15 – illustrated article (The jungle or the stars: The Creature Walks Among Us by Stephen Jacobs)


  • Aurum Film Encyclopedia: Science Fiction by Phil Hardy (ed) p.156 – illustrated credits, review
  • Hoffman's Guide to SF, Horror and Fantasy Movies 1991-1992 p.81 – credits, review
  • Horror and Science Fiction Films III by Donald C. Willis p.51 – credits
  • The Monster Movies of Universal Studios by James L. Neibaur pp.187-192 – illustrated credits, article
  • by Walt Lee p.78 – credits
  • Science Fiction, Fantasy, and Horror Film , Series, and Remakes by Kim R. Holston and Tom Winchester p.100-102 – credits, review
  • Science Fiction in the Movies: An A-Z by Roy Pickard p.18 – credits, note
  • Universal Studios : A Legacy of Horror by Michael Mallory pp.233-235 – illustrated article