The Giant Behemoth (1959)

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The Giant Behemoth
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The American poster for The Giant Behemoth
Directed by Eugène Lourié, Douglas Hickox[note 1]
Producer(s) Ted Lloyd
Written by Eugène Lourié, Daniel Hyatt
Music by Edwin Astley
Distributor Allied Artists ProductionsUS, Eros FilmsUK
Rating X (theatrical, initial)UK,
A (theatrical)UK,
PG (home video)UK
Running time 71 minutesUK
(1 hour, 11 minutes)
80 minutesUS
1 hour, 20 minutes
Aspect ratio Various
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The Giant Behemoth is a 1959 science fiction monster film produced by Allied Artists Productions. It was released to American theaters on March 3, 1959 and to British theaters in October of the same year.

Plot[edit | edit source]

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Staff[edit | edit source]

Staff role on the left, staff member's name on the right.

  • Directed by   Eugène Lourié, Douglas Hickox
  • Written by   Eugène Lourié, Daniel Hyatt
  • Produced by   Ted Lloyd
  • Music by   Edwin Astley
  • Cinematography by   Ken Hodges
  • Edited by   Lee Doig
  • Production design by   Harry White
  • Assistant directing by   Kim Mills
  • Special effects by   Jack Rabin, Irving Block, Louis de Witt, Willis O'Brien, Pete Peterson

Cast[edit | edit source]

Actor's name on the left, character played on the right.

  • Gene Evans   as   Steve Karnes
  • André Morell   as   Professor James Bickford
  • John Turner   as   John
  • Leigh Madison   as   Jean Trevethan
  • Jack MacGowran   as   Dr. Sampson
  • Maurice Kaufmann   as   Mini submarine officer
  • Henri Vidon   as   Thomas Trevethan
  • Leonard Sachs   as   Scientist

Appearances[edit | edit source]

Monsters[edit | edit source]

  • Paleosaurus

Gallery[edit | edit source]

Main article: The Giant Behemoth/Gallery.

Alternate titles[edit | edit source]

  • Behemoth the Sea Monster (United Kingdom; Behemoth, o Monstro Marinho, Portuguese title)
    • Behemoth - Sea Monster (Бегемот - Морской Монстр, Russian title)
  • Giant Behemoth (海獣ビヒモス, Japanese title)
  • Giant Sea Monster Behemoth (大海獣ビヒモス, Japanese home video title)
  • The Undersea Monster (O Monstro Submarino, Brazilian title; El Monstruo Submarino, Spanish title)
  • The Monster of the Sea (Το Τέρας Της Θαλάσσης, Greek title)
  • The Dragon from the Abyss (Il Drago Degli Abissi, Italian title)
  • The Loch Ness Monster (Das Ungeheuer von Loch Ness, German title)

Theatrical releases[edit | edit source]

  • United States - March 3, 1959
  • United Kingdom - October 1959
  • Mexico - November 19, 1959
  • West Germany - March 3, 1961

Video releases[edit | edit source]

Warner Brothers DVD (2007)

  • Region: 1
  • Discs: 1
  • Audio: English
  • Subtitles: English, French
  • Special features: Audio commentary by Dennis Muren and Phil Tippett
  • Notes: Also packaged with Queen of Outer Space and Attack of the 50-Foot Woman

Run Corporation DVD (2009)

  • Region: 2
  • Discs: 1
  • Audio: English
  • Subtitles: Japanese

Simply Home Entertainment DVD (2010)

  • Region: 2
  • Discs: 1
  • Audio: English

Warner Brothers DVD (2011) / Blu-ray (2019)

  • Region: 0
  • Discs: 1
  • Audio: English
  • Subtitles: English
  • Special features: Audio commentary by Dennis Muren and Phil Tippett, theatrical trailer

L'atelier 13 DVD (2015)

  • Region: 0
  • Discs: 1
  • Audio: English
  • Subtitles: German, French
  • Notes: Comes packaged with Attack of the Crab Monsters

Videos[edit | edit source]

Trailers[edit | edit source]

The Giant Behemoth trailer

Movie[edit | edit source]

The Giant Behemoth Part 1
The Giant Behemoth Part 2

Miscellaneous[edit | edit source]

Comparison of different dialogue in the American and British releases
Main titles from the American and British releases

See also[edit | edit source]

Notes[edit | edit source]

  1. British union rules required that Hickox and Lourié co-direct.[1]

References[edit | edit source]

This is a list of references for The Giant Behemoth. These citations are used to identify the reliable sources on which this article is based. These references appear inside articles in the form of superscript numbers, which look like this: [1]

  1. Berry, Mark F (2002). The Dinosaur Filmography. McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers. p. 121. ISBN 978-0-7864-2453-5.


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