The Creature from the Black Lagoon is one of those iconic monsters that everyone recognizes, like King Kong, Dracula and Frankensteins’s Monster. Unsurprisingly he was much better looking without his head on! Ricou Browning played the Gill-man in all 3 Creature movies, but only in the underwater scenes – different actors played the creature on land. I’m not sure why!

Interestingly Browning went on to direct movies and was responsible for the underwater scenes in 2 James Bond movies: Thunderball (1965) and Never Say Never Again (1983).

Here he is photographed during a break in filming at Wakulla Springs in1953

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