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The Abominable Snowman (1957) Movie Review Summary

Actors: Peter Cushing, Forrest Tucker, Maureen Connell, Richard Wattis

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THE ABOMINABLE SNOWMAN is a Hammer production directed by Val Guest in 1957.
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Peter Cushing and his wife are doctors sent by a Foundation to study the medicinal herbs of the Himalayas. They are staying by the Dhalai Lama as Forrest Tucker arrives with his sherpas. Cushing and Tucker had secretly organized an expedition into the lost valleys of the Himalayas in order to find the Yeti, a creature that could have resulted from an error of the theory of evolution. Lost in the blizzard, the members of the expedition die one by one by their own fault. After Tucker has killed one of the Yetis, the rest of them comes nearer and nearer.

Very interesting Hammer movie, not a horror film but rather a philosophic tale about the theory of evolution.
The review of this Movie prepared by Daniel Staebler



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Plot & Themes

Composition of Book Actual chase scenes or violence 10%Planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives 70%Feelings, relationships, character bio/development 20% Time/Era of Movie:    -   1930's-1950's Wilderness adventure    -   Yes Plotlets:    -   hunting for/by wild animal    -   climbing tall mountain    -   surviving natural elements

Main Character

Identity:    -   Male Profession/status:    -   doctor Age:    -   40's-50's Ethnicity/Nationality    -   British

Setting

Asia/Pacific    -   Yes Asian country:    -   India Mountains/Cliffs    -   Yes Mountains:    -   falling off    -   sherpas    -   climbing with ropes Misc setting    -   cave    -   church/synagogue

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   non-gory references to death/punishment Kind of violence:    -   guns Unusual forms of death    -   dropped from large heights    -   fright    -   crushed    -   perforation--bullets

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