Monster of the Day #751

Fun movie, if a bit of a piffle. Fay Wray again goes on an exotic adventure, again rousing the oft-expressed disdain but eventual love of a tough, he-man sailor (Ralph Bellamy)! When Wray’s diving bell is threatened by this ENTIRELY LOVABLE beastie, Bellamy goes below in Ye Olde Diving Suit to save the day.

Here’s a picture of the prop. Man, I just adore stuff like this.

  • SteveWD

    For some reason Arby’s curly fries sound really good right now.

  • Ericb

    That octopus looks like its been hitting the PEDs.. We should demand an investigation.

  • Flangepart

    So, Fay is a diving Belle in a diving Bell…neat.

  • Rock Baker

    Few things are as heart-warming as a life-size rubber octopus.

    Ah, the lovely Fay Wray, one of the main reasons I wish bikinis had been around in the 30’s.

  • It’s the water, isn’t it? Whenever it’s in the water, an octopus prop looks more “real” than when it’s on land.

  • Rock Baker

    I’d venture to say it was probably made purposefully to look more natural in the water. Purpose-built, in other words, since it probably didn’t have any above-water footage. I’d like to know what film this is so I can see it!

  • Were I a betting man, I’d put money on Below the Sea. Mainly because I looked up the two actors involved in the IMDb. I’m not proud.