10 Apr 2009

Outstanding Contribution to Leading Men in 50s Creature Features

Before Arnie, Chuck, Sly, and Bruce, hell even before Clint, there were the men of the 50s Creature Feature. True men. Real men. Men for whom no octopus had too many tentacles. No alien was in too bad an outfit. And no dinosaur was made of too much play dough. These men said it like it was, kicked ass, destroyed every marvel of science and nature, and always managed to get some tang along the way. I give you the leading bad-asses of 50s Sci-Fi:

Richard Denning:
Creature From The Black Lagoon (1954), 
Target Earth (1954), 
Creature With the Atom Brain (1955), 
The Day the World Ended (1955), 
Black Scorpion (1957). 
Battered 5 different beasties / aliens.
Kenneth Tobey:
The Thing From Another World (1951), 
The Beast From 20,000 Fathoms (1953), 
It Came From Beneath The Sea (1955), 
Vampire (1957). 
Kung Foo’d 4 different beasties / aliens.

Richard Carlson:
It came From Outer Space (1953), 
Creature From the Black Lagoon (1954). 
Beat up 2 different beasties / aliens.

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