Revenge of the Creature (1955)

Revenge of the Creature (1955), directed by Jack Arnold.

Minding his own business in his lagoon in a remote part of the Amazon, the Gill Man is captured and taken to Florida where he is chained to the bottom of a public aquarium for the amusement of tourists and gawkers. Science babe Lori Nelson flaunts herself and sadistic John Agar works him over with an electric prod, trying to teach him things like "No!" and "Stop!", an endeavor of great scientific value.

Well, obviously, when he breaks loose he will rampage, causing mass hysteria while he claws people and turns over classic cars. He also stalks the science babe with intent to carry her off. Breeding issues? Worry about that later.

One of the last 3D films made in that era. Some recycled footage from the first film. Jack Arnold directs again and Nestor Paiva returns as the boat captain. Ricou Browning is again the Creature in the water; a taller actor plays him on land. Browning could hold his breath for four minutes and the swimming stunt scenes are very good.

Otherwise, it's a fairly tedious wait for the Creature to get his revenge. I know whose side I'm on.

Clint Eastwood has his first uncredited bit part as a lab tech.

This and The Creature Walks Among Us (1956) were planned even before Creature from the Black Lagoon (1954) began shooting. Neither are as good as the original. Both sequels are on the same DVD.

Chatty DVD commentary track with Lori Nelson and two film historians. They discuss the production but not much about the film as a story, other than to point out that taken together the first two Creature films have a plot parallel to King Kong (1933).