The Abominable Snowman released August 26, 1957
The Abominable Snowman (aka The Abominable Snowman of the Himalayas) is a 1957 British horror film, directed by Val Guest and starring Forrest Tucker and Peter Cushing. The film is based on The Creature, a BBC Television play by writer Nigel Kneale, and follows the exploits of an English anthropologist with an American expedition as they search the Himalayas for the legendary Yeti. Kneale adapted his own television script into the film screenplay. Cushing, along with several other members of the cast, had also starred in the original version (the role of Tom Friend in the television play was taken by Stanley Baker).
The film was produced by Hammer Film Productions and released on August 26, 1957 in the UK. It was subsequently released in the United States and throughout the world.
Tagline: See It With Someone Brave! — A Timeless Terror to Freeze You to Your Seats!
Plot: Botanist Dr. John Rollason (Peter Cushing) decides the join the exploration team of crass, American showman Tom Friend (Forrest Tucker) on a dangerous expedition into the Himalayas to search for the legendary Yeti. Soon after setting up camp, the group is attacked by a large beast which is shot by trapper Ed Shelley (Robert Brown) and stored in a cave to attract a live specimen. Before long, the strain of the expedition is felt and the party begins to lose control. To his growing terror, Dr. Rollason suspects that the race of giant “monsters” not only exists, but is capable on invading the thoughts of human beings.
Make Up Department
Phil Leakey … makeup artist
Henry Montsash … hair stylist
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