Unrated | | Horror, Sci-Fi
Russian-born production designer Eugène Lourié, who had previously worked with René Clair, only directed four films in his career of which this is the second. The others were The Beast from 20,000 Fathoms (1953), The Giant Behemoth (1959) and Gorgo (1961).
When Jeremy (the Colossus) crashes through the glass wall at the end of the movie, the very next scene there is a woman lying on the floor and the man to the left of her looks down at her. In the scene following, the Colossus starts shooting eye beams. The eye beam then hits the woman, now standing, and she falls to the floor, in the same position.
The opening credits text rises out of New York harbor, as its reflection on the water sinks to the bottom of the screen.