Cinema: Also Showing

The Beast from 20,000 Fathoms (Warner) has a climactic sequence that seems to have been made to order for 3-D: a prehistoric monster tangled up in a Coney Island roller coaster. But the picture is a flattie, and unfortunately the writing and direction are as flat as the photography. The beast is a 40-ft.-high "rhedosaurus," which gets to Coney Island after being dislodged by an Arctic atom-bomb test from a 100 million-year hibernation. With the help of a handsome scientist (Paul Christian) and a pretty paleontologist (Paula Raymond), the Mesozoic monster is finally killed off. The picture has a few scary...

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