It Came from Beneath the Sea

Synopsis: After an encounter at sea with an unknown underwater creature, a naval commander works with two scientists to identify it. The creature they are dealing with is a giant, radioactive octopus that has left its normal feeding grounds in search of new sources of replenishment. As the creature attacks San Francisco, the Navy tries to trap it at the Golden Gate Bridge but it manages to enter the Bay area leading to a final confrontation with a submarine.
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi
Director(s): Robert Gordon
Production: Columbia Pictures
Rotten Tomatoes:
79 min

From her beginnings

on a Navy drawing board,

through the months of secret field

experiments out on a western desert,

then through

the desperate search

for new metals with properties she needed,

she was designed to be man's

greatest weapon of the seas,

the atom-powered submarine.

Her engines were to be a

miracle of speed and power,

her sides strong enough

to withstand any blow,

her armament and firepower

of greater force

than the worst enemy

she might encounter.

The mind of man had

thought of everything,

except that which was

beyond his comprehension.


All right, Griff,

I'll take over.

Good morning, Captain.

Had breakfast?

Yep. Orange juice,

bacon, eggs, coffee.

How we doing?

I can't get used

to this thing.

Just like an automatic elevator.

Speed, 18. Steady on course.

Quite a bit of difference between this

and the old-fashioned iron lung, huh?

Roomy? My gosh, this conning

tower is just like a ballroom.

Take it easy, Griff.

It's still a submarine.

Aye, aye, sir.

How about the men?

They should complain.

All they do is eat and sleep,

press a button when there's

some work to be done.

How about you, Captain? Satisfied?

Down scope.

Why shouldn't I be satisfied?

Three world records in the bag

on our first shakedown cruise.

Listen to that music.

All we need is some

champagne and dancing girls.

Shall I have the chief

change the record, sir?

Yeah, you'd better, before

we start chasing mermaids.

All right.

MacAninch, something a little

more salty, if you please.

Salty, sir?

Yeah, let's get off

this Hawaiian kick.

It's even demoralizing

the captain.

Aye, aye, sir.


Pair of fives.

Pair of tens.



What's going on?

Yeah, what?

Que pasa? I dig that.


There's another beep from

the sonar equipment, sir.

Target bearing, 1-8-0.

Range, 1-5-0-0.

There's nothing back there.

Sonar still picks it up, Captain.


It's dead astern, submerged

about as deep as we are.

Looks like it could be

following us.

Whales sometimes get playful

out here in the Pacific.

Scans bigger than a whale.

Another sub?

Even bigger

than a sub.

It's closing in on us, Captain.

You'd better take a look at this.

Conning Tower to Control.

Left 20 degrees rudder.

New course, 3-0-0.

Left 20 degrees rudder.

New course, 3-0-0.

The rudder is 20 degrees left, sir.

What would you call that?

Probably a short circuit in our sonar

system showing up as an echo.

Check it.

I just did, Captain. It's working all right.

Shall I check it again, sir?

Never mind.

It's really gaining on us, whatever it is.

Getting closer, huh?

As close as 500 yards.

Conning Tower to Maneuvering.

All ahead flank.

All ahead flank, sir.

Give those atoms a poke.

Give me everything you've got.

Aye, aye, sir.

Are we losing it?

No, sir. He just gained

another 200 on us.

Give me a sonar image. I want to

see what this thing looks like.

Griff, man battle stations.

Man battle stations!


Man battle stations!

Man battle stations!

Man battle stations!

Man battle stations!

Go to Control and take the conn.

I want a zigzag course and

the usual escape pattern.

Aye, aye, sir.

Now let's see what you got here.

What do you call that?

It's no whale, sir, that's for sure.

It's no ship, either.

Let me check that wiring again.

Keep me informed.

Come left 3-5-0.

Left 3-5-0.

Sonar checks

okay, Captain.

Bearing, 1-2-0.

Range, 5-0-0.

Can't seem to lose it, Captain.

Range, 4-0-0.

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George Worthing Yates

George Worthing Yates (14 August 1901 in New York City – 6 June 1975 in Sonoma) was an American screenwriter. His early work was on serials shown in cinemas; he later progressed to feature films, primarily science fiction. He was the nephew of the head of Republic Pictures, Herbert Yates. more…

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