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The Giant Behemoth (1959) was a Drama - Fantasy Film directed by Douglas Hickox .

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Steve Karnes: [solemnly] One thing is sure. Something has happened here that isn't in the book. Something came out of the ocean and now has gone back into.

Steve Karnes: I feel Admiral, what we're facing is a marine animal of tremendous size and strength.
Admiral Summers: Do you mean to believe that a whale could've smashed through steel plates so high above the water line?
Steve Karnes: I didn't say a whale.
Professor James Bickford: Behemoth?
Steve Karnes: That's as good a name as any for now.

Steve Karnes: [looking at the instrument plate] This is very impressive, but I'm not going to perform surgery... I'm going to cut a fish.

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US prints do not have Douglas Hickox sharing the directing credit with Eugène Lourié, nor list Leonard Sachs among the cast. The UK version's credits, on the other hand, leave off the entire special effects crew.
The puppet of the behemoth is owned by Dennis Muren.
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