Revenge of the Creature

1965

The gargantuan gillman is taken from his Amazon abode to Florida's Marineland Aquarium by a group of scientists, but the change of locale doesn't suit the Creature well. He soon breaks out of his tank, frightening the tourists while clawing away at a pretty ichthyologist.

Cast
John Agar .... Prof. Clete Ferguson
Lori Nelson .... Helen Dobson
John Bromfield .... Joseph Hayes
Nestor Paiva .... Capt. Lucas
Grandon Rhodes .... Jackson Foster
Dave Willock .... Lou Gibson
Robert Williams .... George Johnson
Charles Cane .... Police Captain
Loretta Agar .... Woman on Boat
Ricou Browning .... Gill Man
Tom Hennesy .... Gill Man (on land)
Clint Eastwood .... Lab Technician

Lori Nelson

Born Dixie Kay Nelson in New Mexico on 15 August 1933, petite Lori Nelson spent her formative years working in radio and as a child model. Lori Nelson began her show biz career at the age of two-and-a-half, dancing in a show in her native Santa Fe, New Mexico. She was voted Santa Fe's most talented and beeautiful child, and toured the state billed as "Santa Fe's Shirley Temple." At age four, Nelson moved to Hollywood with her parents and there was named Little M iss America. She worked as a fashion photographer's model, then (in the early '40s) made her first bid for a movie career, testing (unsuccessfully) for a role in Warner Brothers' "Kings Row." Longing to be an actress, she succeeded early when Universal-International put her under contract on her 17th birthday. Bringing her up through the studio system, Nelson had to wait for nearly two years before her first film opened, which was Ma and Pa Kettle at the Fair (1952). She went on to star in a number of Universal's cult classics, including Revenge of the Creature (1955) and Underwater! (1955). When her contract with the studio lapsed, she freelanced in mostly low-budget films, such as Hot Rod Girl (1956) and Untamed Youth (1957). In 1957, she accepted a part in the syndicated TV series How to Marry A Millionaire alongside Merry Anders and Barbara Eden. However, Nelson left the show after the first season and was replaced by Lisa Gaye. The series was cancelled soon thereafter. Nelson's career slowed when she married her first husband, composer Johnny Mann, in 1961; with the constraints of marriage and motherhood, she worked only sporadically, taking guest roles on popular television series, including many westerns. Her marriage to Mann ended in the 1970s, but she chose not to return to acting full-time. Neslon remarried in the 1980s and, in addition to her antiques business, dabbles in film and theatre from time to time.