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The Black Scorpion

The Black Scorpion(1957)

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Brief Synopsis

Giant prehistoric scorpions terrorize the Mexican countryside.

Cast & Crew

Edward Ludwig Director
Richard Denning Henry "Hank" Scott
Mara Corday Teresa Alvarez
Carlos Rivas Arturo Ramos
Carlos Múzquiz Dr. Velazco
Pascual Peña José de la Cruz
Fanny Schiller Florentina
Pedro Galván Father Delgado
Arturo Martínez Maj. Cosio
Lionel Lindon Director of Photography
David Duncan Screenwriter
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Additional Details

MPAA Ratings:  Premiere Info:  New York opening: 11 Oct 1957
Release Date:  1957 Production Date:  [1.85:1]
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Color/B&W:  Black and White Distributions Co:  Warner Bros. Pictures, Inc.
Sound:  Mono (RCA Sound System) Production Co:  Amex Productions, Inc.
Duration(mins):  85-87 Country:  Mexico and United States
Duration(feet):  not available    
Duration(reels):  not available    

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  • "THE BLACK SCORPION"

    rayban 2011-09-06

    It's a very effective low-budget sci-fi thriller with interesting special effects work from Willis O'Brien. But the many, too many. close-ups of... MORE>

  • Low Budget Takes the Steam off of Scorptons...

    nshepard 2011-06-10

    The Black Scoprion suffers from a low budget or cutbacks, when Willis O'Brien special effects are in full vogue, the film rocks ! Mexico is the place... MORE>

  • Should have been much, much better....

    cobolt 2011-06-09

    But Willis O'Brien's marvelous giant salivating prehistoric scorpions are very well-conceived. That cannot be understated and O'Brien's... MORE>