Sidney Pink, Poul Bang, United States, 1961

94 min.Feature

Danish miners dig up a section of a giant reptile's tail from the frozen grounds in Lapland, where they are drilling. The section is flown to the Danish Aquarium in Copenhagen, where it is preserved in a cold room for scientific study. But due to careless mishandling, the room is left open and the section begins to thaw, only for scientists to find that it is starting to regenerate.
Once fully regenerated from the tail section, Reptilicus goes on rampage from the Danish countryside to the panic-stricken streets of Copenhagen before finally being killed with poison by ingenious scientists and military officers.
However, the monster's foot is not destroyed and sinks to the bottom of the sea...
Basic information Credits Music Materials
Original title Reptilicus
Danish title Reptilicus
Director Sidney Pink, Poul Bang
Screenplay Ib Melchior, Poul Bang, Bob Ramsing
Director of Photography Aage Wiltrup
Editor Edith Nisted Nielsen
Sound Georg Jensen, Poul Nyrup
Composer Sven Gyldmark
Production designer Otto Lund, Helge Hansen, Kai Koed
Appearance Asbjørn Andersen, Ann Smyrner, Mimi Heinrich, Carl Ottosen
Production country United States, Denmark
Domestic distribution Teatrenes Filmskontor
Technical info 35 mm, Normal, color, Sound
Danish theatrical release 20.02.1961
Cinemas Saga
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Production company Saga Studio, Sidney Pink Production
Domestic distribution Teatrenes Filmskontor


Direction Sidney Pink
Direction Poul Bang
Assistant director Solveig Ersgaard


Script Ib Melchior
Screenplay Poul Bang
Screenplay Bob Ramsing


Production manager Erik Larsen
Production manager Johann Zalabery


Cinematography Aage Wiltrup


Editing Edith Nisted Nielsen


Music Sven Gyldmark
Lyrics Victor Skaarup

Production design

Production design Otto Lund
Production designer Helge Hansen
Production designer Kai Koed
Set manager Herbi Gärtner


Sound Georg Jensen
Sound Poul Nyrup


Professor Martens Asbjørn Andersen
Martens' datter Lise Ann Smyrner
Martens' datter Karen Mimi Heinrich
General Mark Grayson Carl Ottosen
Mineingeniør Svend Alstrup Bent Mejding
Connie Miller Bodil Miller
Dr. Dalby Povl Wøldike
Mikkelsen Dirch Passer
Politidirektør Hassing Mogens Brandt
Kaptajn Brandt Ole Wisborg
Politioverbetjent Olsen Kjeld Petersen
Appearance Alex Suhr
Appearance Alfred Wilken
Appearance Bent Vejlby
Appearance Knud Hallest
Appearance Benny Juhlin
Appearance Martin Stander
Appearance Børge Møller Grimstrup
Appearance Hardy Jensen
Appearance Poul Thomsen
Appearance Svend Johansen
Appearance Jørgen Blaksted
Appearance Birthe Wilke
Appearance Claus Toksvig

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