Trog

1970

Freddie Francis
Director
Warner Brothers
Distributor

Missing link is unearthed and does the rampaging thing. Let's hear it for Michael Gough, who manages to keep a straight face throughout. Joan Crawford's last appearance. Dreadful in a I-must-have-this kind of way.

-The Sloth

Utterly awful film, manly because there is no character depth or motivation for anything that happens in the film. Crawford has noble motives because she is a scientist, the police are thick-headed because they are policeman, and Gough is a obnoxious jackass because he's in yet another Herman Cohen film. One has to give credit to Joe Cornelius as Trog; he manages to bring off some pathos to his character, even while saddled with a lousy makeup job that, as Bernard Kay states, "looks like something form a university rag week."

I don't know what is more embarassing: that the scientists show pictures of dinosaur skeletons to Trog and expect him to recognize them, or that the filmmakers actually expected Trog would recognize them. One doesn't learn prehistoric history from Flintstones reruns!

-Dave W.

Thanks to Gerald Lovell for identifying several unknowns!



24th October 1970
Cinema

GP
93 mins
1.85:1


26th June 2007
DVD



91 mins




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Joan Crawford
Dr. Brockton
Michael Gough
Sam Murdock
Bernard Kay
Inspector Greenham
Kim Braden
Ann Brockton
David Griffin
Malcolm Travers
John Hamill
Cliff
Thorley Walters
Magistrate
Jack May
Dr. Selbourne
Geoffrey Case
Bill
Robert Hutton
Dr. Richard Warren
Simon Lack
Lt. Colonel Vickers
(erroneously listed as Colonel in credits)
David Warbeck
Alan Davis
Chloe Franks
Little Girl
Maurice Good
First Reporter
Joe Cornelius
Trog
Jack Silk
Greenham's Driver
(uncredited)
Cleo Sylvestre
Cleo, Nurse
(uncredited)
Jack Carter
Police Inspector
(uncredited)
John D. Collins
TV Crewman Watching Monitor
(uncredited)
Harry Phipps
TV Crewman
(uncredited)
Unknown 20051-04
Man Telling Off Murdock
Tim Barrett
John Dennis
(uncredited)
Otto Friese
TV Crewman (uncredited)
Lola Morice
Spectator at Cave Site
(uncredited)
Harry Fielder
Security Guard
(uncredited)
Rona Newton-John
Reporter (uncredited)
Harold Coyne
Reporter (uncredited)
Roy Beck
Reporter (uncredited)
Bill Burns
Photographer (uncredited)
John Tatum
Reporter (uncredited)
Robert Clarke
Reporter (uncredited)
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Reporter
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Reporter
Unknown 20051-13
Reporter
Philip Webb
Reporter (uncredited)
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Reporter
Steve Donahue
Security Guard
(uncredited)
Herman Cohen
Publican (uncredited)
George Hilsdon
Publican (uncredited)
Unknown 20051-06
Security Guard
Reg Thomason
Murdock's Solicitor
(uncredited)
John Adams
Courtroom Spectator
(uncredited)
Richard Atherton
Courtroom Spectator
(uncredited)
Mabel Etherington
Courtroom Spectator
(uncredited)
George Spence
Courtroom Spectator
(uncredited)
Hilda Green
Courtroom Spectator
Unknown Male 40
Courtroom Spectator
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Courtroom Spectator
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Courtroom Spectator
Unknown 20051-19
Courtroom Spectator
Unknown 20051-20
Courtroom Spectator
Unknown 20051-21
Courtroom Spectator
Unknown 20051-22
Courtroom Spectator
Bill Hibbert
Court Policeman
(uncredited)
Terry Sartain
Court Policeman
(uncredited)
Unknown 20051-09
Court Reporter
Golda Casimir
Professor Manoskiensky
(uncredited)
Robert Crewdson
Dr. Pierre Duval
(uncredited)
Paul Hansard
Dr. Kurtlimer
(uncredited)
Unknown 20051-03
Anaesthetist
(uncredited)
Unknown 20051-05
Policeman at Court
Unknown 20051-23
Security Guard
Unknown 20051-24
Murdock's Stunt Double
Royston Farrell
Policeman at Briefing
(uncredited)
John Wilder
Policeman at Briefing
(uncredited)
Unknown 20051-25
Policeman at Briefing
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Policeman at Briefing
Unknown 20051-01
Grocer
Bartlett Mullins
Butcher (uncredited)
Unknown 20051-02
Driver
Shirley Cooklin
Little Girl's Mother
(uncredited)
Pat Gorman
Army Lieutenant
(uncredited)
Unknown 20051-27
Soldier
Unknown 20051-28
Soldier
Unknown 20051-29
Soldier
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Soldier
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Soldier

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