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The Alligator People (1959) was a Science Fiction - Horror Film directed by Roy Del Ruth .

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The Alligator People (1959)

on Jun 9, 2017 From Journeys in Classic Film

As the ’50s came to a close the creature feature slammed into the wall with all the force of a wet washrag. Studio bosses tended to assume blending a person with some type of animal would equal buckets of money, or at least enough drive-in dollars to justify its existence. I doubt those associ... Read full article


Classic Films in Focus: THE ALLIGATOR PEOPLE (1959)

By Jennifer Garlen on Oct 13, 2015 From Virtual Virago

Like The Fly (1958), The Alligator People (1959) merges science fiction and horror with a premise about dangerous experimentation gone horribly wrong, although in the second movie's case the combination of animal and human traits is intentional rather than tragically coincidental. Thus we get Richar... Read full article


Classic Films in Focus: THE ALLIGATOR PEOPLE (1959)

By Jennifer Garlen on Oct 13, 2015 From Virtual Virago

Like The Fly (1958), The Alligator People (1959) merges science fiction and horror with a premise about dangerous experimentation gone horribly wrong, although in the second movie's case the combination of animal and human traits is intentional rather than tragically coincidental. Thus we get Richar... Read full article


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Manon: I'll kill you Alligator Man! Just like I'd kill any four-legged gator!


Manon: Dirty, stinkin', slimy gators!


Dr. Mark Sinclair: Paul...
Paul Webster: Yes...
Dr. Mark Sinclair: I'll never be able to tell you how sorry I am.
Paul Webster: Don't blame yourself, I certainly don't. Who can know everything? You're not God, Mark.
Dr. Mark Sinclair: I feel as if I've been playing at it... and been punished.
Paul Webster: Forget it.


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In the early 1980s, 20th Century Fox produced, but did not release, a video game with the name of this movie. Made for the Atari 2600, it even very loosely followed the plot of the film, unlike some other 20th Century Fox games which just used the title of a film. A "prototype" copy of the unreleased game has since surfaced.
This film was made because Twentieth Century-Fox needed a low-budget "monster movie" in the CinemaScope format to play on the bottom of a double bill with Return of the Fly, the sequel to its "sleeper" hit The Fly. Fox did not produce this film, however. It was made by independent producer Jack Leewood and bought by Fox.
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