I am looking for a movie that I saw part of when I was a very small child in the early sixties. It was a science fiction horror movie, I think it was black and white (I saw it on a black and white TV), and I only remember one real scene from the movie: it was a very large “ghost” like thing that kept getting bigger and bigger. It had eyes and a sort of mouth if I remember right. It was coming out of the ground, and was causing much destruction. The hero of the movie seemed to know that if he moved a giant rotating drawbridge or crane into the “ghost” that it would “ground it out”. When he did this, the ghost collapsed and went away and the night was saved. I also remember that the buildings in this scene were collapsing and that the building stones were bouncing on the ground like they were made of rubber. I really would like to find this old movie! I am supposing that this movie was possibly from the thirties or forties, possibly the very early fifties.
Thank everyone in advance!
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Five Million Years to Earth aka Quatermass and the Pit (1967) – https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0062168/
The leadup to the scene that you describe: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GT3W6mhvdMY
THank you thank you thank you! That is it! I must say that I had the era of the movie all wrong, it was in the early sixties, not the thirties!
I’ve been thinking about this movie for years! Thank you for asking about this!
You are very welcome, Joe!
This movie was part of a Halloween double feature, along with The Frozen Dead (1966), that I saw when I was 12 – the first sort of grown up movies for me. Both movies gave me bad dreams for a few days, especially the jumping “Martians” in Five Million Years to Earth. Great memories!