The Killer Shrews
The Killer Shrews is an independently made 1959 American black-and-white, science fiction film, produced by Ken Curtis and Gordon McLendon, directed by Ray Kellogg, that stars James Best, Ingrid Goude and Ken Curtis. The movie co-stars Gordon McLendon, Baruch Lumet and "Judge" Henry Dupree.
Captain Thorne Sherman (James Best) and first mate Rook Griswold ("Judge" Henry Dupree) deliver supplies by boat to a group on a remote island. The group, consisting of scientist Marlowe Cragis (Baruch Lumet), his research assistant Radford Baines (Gordon McLendon), the scientist's daughter Ann (Ingrid Goude), her recent fiancee Jerry Farrel (Ken Curtis), and a servant Mario (Alfred DeSoto), welcome the captain and his first mate. They also subtly resist the visitors staying overnight, even though a hurricane is approaching. Thorne goes with them to their compound, and Griswold stays with the boat, saying that he will come ashore later.
|genre||horror science fiction|
|keywords||duckwalk even kill poison remote island shrew world hunger|
|musicBy||Emil Cadkin Harry Bluestone|
|producer||Gordon McLendon Ken Curtis|
|publisher||McLendon-Radio Pictures Distributing Company|
|theme||monster movie science fiction horror|