Not Rated | | Action, Adventure, Drama
Marine atomic tests cause changes in the ocean's ecosystem resulting in dangerous blobs of radiation and the resurrection of a dormant dinosaur that threatens London.
There are lots of The Beatles connections in this movie. Jessie Robins (as Jessie Robbins), who played Aunt Jessie in Magical Mystery Tour (1967), is in a scene drinking tea whilst the radio reports are airing. Norman Rossington, who played Norm in A Hard Day's Night (1964), is one of the men killed in the car when the Beast tosses it into the Thames. Lastly, in the scenes showing a deserted London, in one of the streets is the block of flats The Beatles live in at the start of Help! (1965).
One thing is sure. Something has happened here that isn't in the book. Something came out of the ocean and now has gone back into.
After the ferry is sunk, a newspaper vendor is shown on the street calling out, "Extra! Extra! Monster Attacks London. Monster Latest", but the man clearly never opens his mouth whilst he's supposed to be saying those words.
The writing credits for this film are locked by the WGA. However, the opening credits should read: Story: Robert Abel and Allan Adler (both uncredited) Screen Play: Eugène Lourié (as Eugene Lourie) Order #1,1,1