‘It Came from Beneath the Sea’ to screen in Rockland
On Thursday, December 27, at 6:30 p.m., the Rockland Public Library will present a film screening of the 1955 film It Came from Beneath the Sea, followed by short discussion led by librarian Patty King.
In the film, submarine commander Pete Mathews (Kenneth Tobey) and scientists Lesley Joyce (Faith Domergue) and John Carter (Donald Curtis) battle an angry giant octopus driven from the depths of the ocean by an H-bomb explosion.
In search of non-contaminated food, this tentacled tyrant counts among its victims a fishing trawler and its passengers, a family sunning at the beach, several San Francisco skyscrapers and even the Golden Gate Bridge.
A daring attempt by the scientists to destroy the monster while saving themselves is a gripping finale to this aquatic adventure.
The non-rated 79-minute film, directed by Robert Gordon, features stop motion animation special effects by special effects master Ray Harryhausen.
The Rockland Public Library is located at 80 Union St. in Rockland. This event is free and open to the public. For more information: call the Library at 594-0310.