In this trend-setting classic, a scientific expedition ventures into the upper reaches of the Amazon and discovers a â€œGill Man,?a living amphibious missing link. The scientists drug and capture the creature, who becomes enamoured with the head scientist's female assistant. But the lonely creature escapes and kidnaps the object of his affection while she swims seductively in his watery home. The chief scientist launches a crusade to retrieve his assistant and casts the creature back to the black depths from which he came. Well-acted and directed, and with Bud Westmore's brilliantly designed monster, Creature From The Black Lagoon is an enduring tribute to the imaginative genius of its Hollywood creators.