|Notice the smoother skin|
|Leigh Snowden plays Marcia Barton|
Meanwhile, Jed Grant (played by Gregg Palmer) becomes infatuated with Marci Barton (played by Leigh Snowden), and he actually makes sexual advances on her, so far as to be considered sexual assault. Luckily, the Gill-man had just escaped and manages to save Marcia from any harm. This is the Creature showing compassion for someone, though this time, he won't try to kidnap the female. Even though he has survived the ordeal, the Gill-man is unhappy and constantly stares at the ocean.
Things are turned upside down when Dr. Barton, being an abusive and jealous husband, kills Jed Grant, suspecting that Grant and Marcia were having an affair. Barton blames the Gill-man for the crime, but the Creature, having witnessed the murder, somehow understands that he is being blamed and viciously attacks Barton, killing him. The last shot of the movie has the now land dwelling Gill-man moving forward towards the ocean.
|Jed Grant, Dr. Barton, and Marcia Barton|
This film stands as the last of the classic Universal horror movies. An interesting note is that Ricou Browning, the only person to play the Gill-man more than once, is still alive and is the last survivor to have been a classic Universal monster. Anyway, all in all, this is a decent movie with an interesting story. Not great, but also not bad.
|The end of an era|
I give this film a 3.5 out of 5.