Pic of the Day: “Mermaids of Tiburon” revisited

Our pic of the day revisits Mermaids of Tiburon (1962), directed by underwater cinematography expert John Lamb. Wetsuit-clad bad guy Milo Sangster has just decked (literally) the hero, Dr. Sam Jamison (George Rowe).

Mermaids of Tiburon

Lamb fared much better as the director of underwater cinematography on television (Sea Hunt and Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea) than he did as a film director, unfortunately. After Mermaids, he produced and directed forgettable low-budget sleaze, finally hanging it up in 1986. He passed away 20 years later.

2 responses to “Pic of the Day: “Mermaids of Tiburon” revisited

  1. I actually love the original, it’s so weird and creepy, and Timothy Carey totally evens it out with his presence as the villain. But when they added scenes where the mermaids had store-bought flippers instead of fish tails just to show nudity, it sucked. And that’s the only version remastered. At least, though, the original does exist in the DVD.

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