Il mostro della laguna nera (Creature from the Black Lagoon) è un film horror fantascientifico del 1954 diretto da Jack Arnold, girato in bianco e nero in formato stereoscopico.
Considerato un film di culto, è una delle opere cinematografiche più celebri degli anni cinquanta e uno dei classici della storia del cinema fantascientifico. Dal suo successo scaturì la produzione di due seguiti (La vendetta del mostro del 1955 e Il terrore sul mondo del 1956).
Ricou Browning (born February 16, 1930) is an American film director, actor, producer, screenwriter, underwater cinematographer and stuntman. He is best known for his underwater stunt work, playing the Gill-man in Creature from the Black Lagoon, Revenge of the Creature and The Creature Walks Among Us. Other actors portrayed the creature on land. He is also the only actor to have portrayed the creature more than once. He is the only surviving Gill-man actor, and the last surviving original actor to portray any of the Universal Classic Monsters. Browning also co-created Flipper.
Browning directed the underwater scenes in Thunderball (1966 Academy Award winner for special visual effects), underwater scenes in Caddyshack (1980). A Florida native, Browning was inducted into the Florida Artists Hall of Fame in 2012
‘The Monster’ / Water Skier
The Gill Man (In Water) (uncredited)
The Gill Man (In Water) / Lab Technician (uncredited)