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Creature from the Black Lagoon is a 1954 monster film directed by Jack Arnold, and starring Richard Carlson, Julia Adams, Richard Denning, Antonio Moreno, and Whit Bissell. The eponymous creature was played by Ben Chapman on land and Ricou Browning in underwater scenes. The film was released in the United States on March 5 1954.
Creature from the Black Lagoon was filmed and originally released in 3-D requiring polarized 3-D glasses, and subsequently reissued in the 1970s in the inferior anaglyph format (this version was released on home video by MCA Videocassette, Inc. in 1981). It is considered a classic of the 1950s, and generated two sequels, Revenge of the Creature and The Creature Walks Among Us, each a year apart. Revenge of the Creature was also filmed and released in 3-D, in hopes of reviving the format.
Julie Adams (born Betty May Adams on October 17, 1926) is an American film and television actress, sometimes credited as Julia Adams or Betty Adams.
A part-time secretary and actress raised in Arkansas, she began her film career in B-movie westerns.
She used her real name, Betty Adams, until 1949 when she began working for Universal Pictures. She then became Julia and eventually Julie Adams. Her first movie role was a minor part in Red, Hot and Blue (1949), followed by a leading role in the Lippert western The Dalton Gang (1949). Adams was featured as the bathing beauty Kay Lawrence in 1954's Creature from the Black Lagoon.
Later in her career, she played guest starring roles for television, including Maverick, The Man and the Challenge, and as real estate agent "Eve Simpson" on Murder, She Wrote.
Ricou Browning (born February 16, 1930) is an American film director, actor, producer and underwater cinematographer and action specialist.
Browning was born in Fort Pierce, Florida and was a physical education major at Florida State University. He grew up to start a career in water shows, moving on to produce shows. He moved into movies in 1954, playing the underwater role of the Gill-Man in Creature from the Black Lagoon (while Ben Chapman played the monster on land), a feat he repeated in two sequels. He continued in movie production and joined Ivan Tors' studios in Florida, where he was producer on Flipper (1963) and the writer on the following television series. He directed Hello Down There (1969) and Salty (1973). He also worked as second unit director, stunt coordinator and underwater sequence director on a number of features, including Island of the Lost (1967), Caddyshack (1980), Thunderball (1965) and Never Say Never Again (1983).
The character of Rikuo (a fishman creature) from Capcom's Darkstalkers series is named in honor of Ricou's portrayal of the Gill-Man from Creature from the Black Lagoon.
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