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The Beast of Hollow Mountain (1956)

Approved | | Horror, Romance, Sci-Fi | August 1956 (USA)
An American cowboy living in Mexico discovers his cattle are being eaten by a giant prehistoric dinosaur.

Directors:

Edward Nassour, Ismael Rodríguez (as Ismael Rodriguez)

Writers:

Robert Hill (screenplay), Jack DeWitt (additional dialogue) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Guy Madison ... Jimmy Ryan
Patricia Medina ... Sarita
Carlos Rivas ... Felipe Sanchez - Jimmy's Partner
Mario Navarro Mario Navarro ... Panchito
Pascual García Peña Pascual García Peña ... Pancho
Eduardo Noriega ... Enrique Rios
Julio Villarreal ... Don Pedro
Lupe Carriles ... Margarita
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Storyline

An American cowboy living in Mexico discovers his cattle are being eaten by a giant prehistoric dinosaur.

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

One Day After A Million Years It Came Out Of Hiding To... Kill! Kill! Kill! See more »


Certificate:

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Details

Country:

Mexico | USA

Language:

English | Spanish

Release Date:

August 1956 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Valley of the Mists See more »

Filming Locations:

Cuernavaca, Morelos, Mexico See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono | Mono (RCA Sound Recording)

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

The beast was animated using two separate stop-motion animation methods. A two-foot-high armatured, rubber-covered model was moved, exposing a frame at a time. Also utilized was replacement animation, a technique that involved several different models of the same character made of plaster, each slightly different to represent a particular action. When filmed in sequence for a few frames per second, the illusion of motion is achieved. The breathing effect of the creature was accomplished by pumping air in small increments into a cavity of the throat of the two-foot-high model and then releasing it in the same manner. When seen on the screen the throat rises and falls creating the breathing effect. Two large rubber feet were filmed for the shots of the monster walking, which were worn as shoes by a technician. See more »

Goofs

When Jimmy yells at Sarita to run for the cliffs, he fires at the beast. Smoke comes from the barrel, but the gun makes no sound. See more »

Quotes

Jimmy Ryan: Oh, I make it a rule never to be offended at a pretty girl.
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Better than your average fifties monster flick
30 January 2001 | by artzauSee all my reviews

OK. So it wasn't Jurassic park. It was a Western with some great graphics and a wonderful T. Rex eating up some cattle and cowboys in Mexico. Hats off to fellow Bakersfieldean, Guy Madison, on the downside of his career in the gloaming of the Hickock days. And, don't forget that Pattie Medina was always worth the price of admission. Story? Yep. Monster emerges from mountain, eats cattle, vaqueros and cowboy kicks its tail. The action was great and fun. And, like I said before, Patricia Medina was lovely. Check it out.


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