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At the same time, "The Alligator People" does benefit from a couple of good performances and a wonderfully creepy atmosphere. Beverly Garland stars as a young nurse who marries a handsome pilot, only to have him disappear on their honeymoon.
Her search for the missing groom eventaully leads her to a forbidding old mansion in the middle of a Louisiana swamp. The local residents are far from welcoming, not to mention various alligators and snakes that infest the area. She does indeed find her errant husband, very much a "changed" man thanks to the efforts of a mad scientist. The whole saga is told in flashbacks, as Ms. Garland relates her amazing story, under hypnosis, to her psychiatrist.
Beverly Garland is terrific in the lead, an attractive actress who deserved better projects than Grade B horror flicks. I must admit though that she has one quality that is compulsory for this type of movie--she sure knows how to scream ! Richard Crane is the unfortunate husband, spending much of the film looking like he has the rash from hell ! Veteran heavy George Macready is the "mad doctor", although his performance lacks the maniacal spark that would have added to the fun. Horror film icon, Lon Chaney, is "worth the price of admission" with his super, over-the-top role as a demented, alcoholic swamp denizen, who "hates dem gators"--it seems that one of them chomped his hand off! His scenes with Ms.Read more ›
The ever-reliable scream queen Beverly Garland leads a cast of accomplished actors. Along with Lon Chaney who made Universal a lot of money with his movies, ALLIGATOR PEOPLE gives us George Macready who was in GILDA and PATHS OF GLORY, Frieda Inescort who appeared in THE LETTER and PRIDE AND PREJUDICE (the Greer Garson vehicle) and Bruce Bennett (of MILDRED PIERCE fame). The old troopers give it their all which shows what professionals they were, considering the material they had to work with.
My main criterion for judging the fitness of a creature feature is if it has at least one certain 'moment' where one either reacts with shock (THE DAY THE MARS INVADED EARTH) or with a shriek of joy and laughter when the 'creature' is revealed (THE WASP WOMAN). ALLIGATOR PEOPLE definitely is an example of the evocation of the latter.
ALLIGATOR PEOPLE is nicely filmed, it is far from boring, the actors give it their all, it is in black and white, and it is definitely worth the time. If you cherish these old 1950's B flicks as much as I do, this movie will make you smile.
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It's been years since I've seen this one and had a chance recently to re-watch it. I have to say it's better than I remembered it to be. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Rainey Dawn
I love all these old cult classics. Sometimes the old special effects have a better effect than modern tech!Published 5 months ago by Amazon Customer
There are a host of unheralded b-movie gems from the 50s and 60s, but THE ALLIGATOR PEOPLE isn't one of them. Read morePublished 8 months ago by K. Jump
I am probably being too kind here but I love the old horror and sci-fi. I was looking for another film actually and got this one instead. As the stars indicate is okay. Read morePublished 11 months ago by Steve Polonis
The Alligator People, 1959 film
A car parks at Webly Sanitarium. There is a problem with a young girl. Jane undergoes narco-hypnosis. No one lies under sodium pentothal. Read more
Not very scary, even in a fifties way, but not bad either. Three stars and better than many.Published 17 months ago by Mr V
These movies have to be rated on a sliding scale. Obviously lame by todays standards but enjoyable for anybody into 50's schlock. Nice copy.Published 17 months ago by douglas crump
"The Alligator People" is another 1950s B-movie that deals with man's habit of messing with Mother Nature. It was fairly well-written with Beverly Garland leading the cast. Read morePublished on July 20, 2014 by D. Dalton
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