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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.

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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
Thorley Walters
as Magistrate
Jack May
as Dr. Selbourne
Maurice Good
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
Shirley Conklin
as Little Girl's Mother
John Baker
as Anaesthetist
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Critic Reviews for Trog

All Critics (8) | Top Critics (1)

The worst horror movies are those that don't understand their own absurdity. Trog!, on the other hand, understands it all too well.

July 2, 2018 | Rating: 1.5/4 | Full Review…

Joan Crawford's unfortunate swan song in this turkey puts her in the same company as Errol Flynn (Cuban Rebel Girls), Bette Davis (Wicked Stepmother), Veronica Lake (Flesh Feast), and other film legends who ended glorious careers in desultory fashion.

January 21, 2022 | Rating: 1/4 | Full Review…

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

June 18, 2015 | Rating: C | Full Review…

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

November 17, 2011 | Rating: 2.5/4 | Full Review…

Not one of Crawford's finer roles.

February 7, 2003 | Rating: 2/5

Audience Reviews for Trog


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

Super Reviewer


This doesn't get three and a half stars because it's a good film. It gets three and a half stars because it's so bad that it's actually fun to watch. You have to give Joan Crawford credit, even with this material she gives it her all. What a trooper!

Randy Tippy
Randy Tippy

Super Reviewer

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