USA, 1960, colore, 35 mm, 84′
di Curtis Harrington
Sceneggiatura Curtis Harrington – Fotografia Vilis Lapinieks, Floyd Crosby – Montaggio Judie Copelan – Musiche
David Raksin – Interpreti Dennis Hopper, Linda Lawson, Luana Anders, Gavin Muir
Over the course of a weekend’s leave, Johnny Drake, a sailor, meets the fascinating and beautiful Mora, who works as a mermaid at a theme park in Venice, California. The two fall in love , but in the end Mora, charmed by the spell of her protector, Captain Murdock, tries to kill Johnny. Or was it ‘the people of the sea’ who pushed her, Captain Murdock himself being one of them? Shortly after, Johnny finds Mora’s body, mummified in her mermaid costume.