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The Beast from 20,000 Fathoms


Paul Hubschmid, Paula Raymond, Cecil Kellaway, Kenneth Tobey View All


Eugène Lourié (Director), Lou Morheim (Screenplay), Fred Freiberger (Screenplay) View All

Release: Jun. 13th, 1953
Runtime: 1 hour, 20 minutes
The controlled explosion of an atomic bomb in the Arctic Circle awakens a frozen dinosaur that will wreak havoc in New York City.
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3 Anyone else seen The Beast From 20,000 Fathoms?
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The practical effects of the building destruction in this scene and others like the one with the lighthouse deserve praise as well as prove that the real thing is no substitute for CGI.
That is how physicist Thomas Nesbitt (Paul Christian) sums up another scientist skeptical reaction to the alleged appearance of The Beast from 20,000 Fathoms, a prehistoric dinosaur awakened by a nuclear bomb test.


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