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|The picture shows a view of this Unused 1955 Creature From The Black Lagoon Revenge of the Creature Movie Ad Mat Mold. The ad mat is not dated but it is from the 1955 movie. This is a mold in which lead is poured to create a thin metal negative image that is then mounted on a wooden block for printing. Advertising is no longer being made or printed like this. The ad mat is like a miniature 3-D poster and would look nice framed, or you could still use it and make print blocks from it. The print block would have been used to print on movie pages in newspapers, in magazines, or in the movie theater programs. It is made of a thick compressed paper board. This admat has a movie scene image of the Creature with chains, a pretty lady, and other people in the background. It is marked as follows:|
NEW THRILL WONDER!
TERROR SEIZES CITY!
WEIRD MONSTER ESCAPES!
A WOMANS BEAUTY THE LURE FOR HIS DANGEROUS DESIRES!
REVENGE OF THE CREATURE
STARRING JOHN AGAR - LORI NELSON - JOHN BROMFIELD
WITH NESTOR PAIVA
DIRECTED BY JACK ARNOLD
SCEENPLAY BY MARTIN BERKELEY
PRODUCED BY WILLIAM ALLAND
A UNIVERSAL INTERNATIONAL PICTURE
UNIVERSAL INTERNATIONAL (logo)
THEATRE MAT NO.205
AD MAT NO. 205 - 2 COL. x 7-3/4'' - 217 LINES
The ad mat measures about 4-3/4'' x 8-3/8''. It is in mint unused condition as pictured. Below here, for reference, is a cast list from the 1955 movie:
John Agar - Professor Clete Ferguson
Lori Nelson - Helen Dobson
John Bromfield - Joe Hayes
Nestor Paiva - Captain Lucas
Grandon Rhodes - Jackson Foster
Dave Willock - Lou Gibson
Robert Williams - George Johnson (as Robert B. Williams)
Charles Cane - Police Captain (as Charles R. Cane)
Loretta Agar - Woman on Boat (uncredited)
Ricou Browning - The Gill Man (in water) (uncredited)
Diane DeLaire - Miss Abbott, chimp trainer (uncredited)
Mike Doyle - Cop (uncredited)
Clint Eastwood - Jennings - Lab Technician (uncredited)
Jack Gargan - Mac - Reporter (uncredited)
Charles Gibb - Cop (uncredited)
Brett Halsey - Pete, teen killed by Gill Man (uncredited)
Don C. Harvey - Skipper - Joe's Searchlight Partner (uncredited)
Tom Hennesy - The Gill Man (on land) / Marineland Diver (uncredited)
Don House - Minor Role (uncredited)
Robert F. Hoy - Charlie (uncredited)
Ned Le Fevre - Institute Worker (uncredited)
Sydney Mason - Police Announcer (uncredited)
Robert Nelson - Dr. McCuller (uncredited)
Bert Stevens - Man in Search Party (uncredited)
Charles Victor - Cop (uncredited)
Bob Wehling - Joe, man with searchlight (uncredited)
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