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The Beast from 20,000 Fathoms is a 1953 science fiction giant monster film directed by Eugène Lourié with featured visual effects by Ray Harryhausen.

It was one of the first monster movies which helped inspire the following generation of creature features. Wikipedia

Initial Release: June 13, 1953
Awards: None

The Beast from 20000 Fathoms 1953
The Beast from 20,000 Fathoms 1953

IMDB Rating: 6.7

Starring: Paul Hubschmid, Paula Raymond, Cecil Kellaway

Director: Eugène Lourié

Writers: Lou Morheim , Fred Freiberger

Genre: Fantasy, Adventure, Horror, Sci-Fi

Description: A ferocious dinosaur awakened by an Arctic atomic test terrorizes the North Atlantic and ultimately New York City.

Plot Summery: [Spoiler Alert!]

As a result of an arctic nuclear test, a carnivorous dinosaur thaws out and starts making its way down the east coast of North America.

Professor Tom Nesbitt, only witness to the beast's existence, is not believed, even when he identifies it as a "rhedosaurus" to paleontologist Thurgood Elson.

All doubts disappear, however, when Elson is swallowed whole during an oceanic bathysphere excursion to search for the creature.

Soon thereafter the rhedosaurus emerges from the sea and lays waste to Manhattan Island until Nesbitt comes up with a plan to try to stop the seemingly indestructible beast.

Written by Doug Sederberg