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Trog (1970)




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Anthropologist Dr. Brockton (Joan Crawford) believes she has discovered the missing link in this flat science fiction drama. The creature is found in a cave and brought to her laboratory to undergo tests for her research. The hairy beast with the face of a monkey loves classical music and hates rock & roll. When one of the slack-jawed yokels opens his cage, he escapes and goes on a killing rampage as he tries to return to his cave. In a gentle moment with a little girl, the beast shows a tender side that recalls a scene from Frankenstein. Soon troops are called in, despite Brockton's protest to entomb the creature by dynamiting the entrance to the cave. This was the last film for Joan Crawford, an inglorious way to end a legendary film career.
Classics , Horror , Science Fiction & Fantasy
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Joan Crawford
as Dr. Brockton
Michael Gough
as Sam Murdock
Bernard Kay
as Insp. Greenham
Kim Braden
as Ann Brockton
David Griffin
as Malcolm Travers
John Hamill
as Cliff
Thorley Walters
as Magistrate
Jack May
as Dr. Selbourne
Maurice Good
as Reporter
Rona Newton-John
as Reporter
Paul Hansard
as Dr. Kurtlimer
Robert Crewdson
as Dr. Pierre Duval
Robert Hutton
as Dr. Richard Warren
David Warbeck
as Alan Davis
Brian Grellis
as John Dennis
Simon Lack
as Col. Vickers
Chloe Franks
as Little Girl
Golda Casimir
as Butcher
Shirley Conklin
as Little Girl's Mother
John Baker
as Anaesthetist
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Critic Reviews for Trog

All Critics (6)

The tiresome film, resorting to campy dramatics, should have been left in hibernation.

Full Review… | June 18, 2015
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

I admit it: I have a soft spot in my heart (and my head) for the stupefying, inexplicable 'Trog.'

Full Review… | November 17, 2011
Commercial Appeal (Memphis, TN)

Not one of Crawford's finer roles.

February 7, 2003
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Audience Reviews for Trog

I think we should clarify the history of man's origins. A distant cave in the countryside is discovered to have depths no one has investigated before. A new life form is discovered that is very violent. An anthropologist works well with the animal/creature and begins teaching it methods of communication. One day it flies off the deep end and puts the anthropologist's efforts at risk. "What I described is the lifecycle of Trog." Freddie Francis, director of Dracula has Risen from the Grave, Tales from the Crypt, The Creeping Flesh, Son of Dracula, The Ghoul, and Legend of the Werewolf delivers Trog. The storyline for this picture was just okay but worth following. The special effects were very average and the acting was just okay. The cast includes Joan Crawford, Michael Gough, and Bernard Kay. "I can always use a trained assistant." I randomly came across this on Turner Classic Movies (TCM) and had to DVR it since it starred the legendary Joan Crawford. The plot for this movie was below par, and the acting was just okay, but it was cool seeing Crawford in this type of picture. This is nothing special as an addition to the horror genre but worth watching for fans of the genre and this era. "I'm afraid it's a dead cave." Grade: C-

Kevin Robbins
Kevin Robbins

The good: the ultra professionalism of Joan Crawford even in dreck like this and some pretty views of the English countryside and a small village. The bad:everything else in this terrible movie.

jay nixon
jay nixon

Super Reviewer

What a way to go. In Joan Crawford's last film, she plays a scientist who discovers and befriends -- in the interest of science -- a prehistoric man, This thing is godawful. But when I saw it I was with a similarly smartass bunch of friends and we had a blast laughing at it. Joan, a star of your magnitude doesn't deserve to end her career like this. But then again, you're a child abusing monster. Maybe being cast in this was payback for the bad karma you built up.

Cindy I
Cindy I

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