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Monster of Highgate Ponds, The (1961)

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Children’s film about three London children who acquire a giant prehistoric egg from their Uncle Dick (Ronald Howard) who has arrived back after investigating the flora and fauna in Malaysia for the British Museum.

monsterofhighgateponds1961The egg eventually hatches out into a mild-mannered dinosaur-like monster (who David christens “Beauty”) and as it begins to grow, the young friends release it into the lake on Hamstead Heath.

Two crooks are intent on kidnapping the creature to use as a money-making attraction for their sideshow.

Sophie
Rachel Clay
David
Michael Wade
Chris
Terry Raven
Uncle Dick
Ronald Howard
Sam
Frederick Piper
Bert
Michael Balfour
Monster
Roy Vincente
Miss Haggerty
Beryl Cooke

Director
Alberto Cavalcanti

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