It Came From Beneath The Sea. Much of the filming was done at the San Francisco Naval Shipyard, including scenes aboard a submarine, and several naval personnel were given supporting roles
It Came From Beneath The Sea!
An electrified safety net is strung underwater across the entrance to San Francisco Bay to protect the Golden Gate Bridge. John takes a helicopter along the shoreline and baits the sea with dead sharks in an effort to lure the creature inland. Lesley demonstrates to reporters a special jet-propelled atomic torpedo, which they hope to fire at the giant octopus. While driving it back to the open sea before detonating the weapon. Later that day, the creature demolishes the underwater net, irritated by the electrical voltage, and heads toward San Francisco.
Hollywood showing destruction of San Francisco Iconic Bridge!
The first big bridge destruction, executed before computers that would start visual effects. Today is still one of the best. Back in 1955 Special effects innovator Ray Harryhausen created a six-legged squid-like puppet. It wrecked havoc on models of the Golden Gate Bridge, the Ferry Building, and part of downtown San Francisco. It Came from Beneath the Sea was released as the top half of a double feature with Creature with the Atom Brain.
The script by George Worthing Yates was designed to showcase the stop motion animation special effects of Ray Harryhausen.
This is the Golden Gate Bridge destruction equivalent of riding the old wooden roller coaster at the Santa Cruz Beach Board-Walk. There was no Fog in the scene, no School bus, and Cost to repair 3.1 billion.
Golden Gate Bridge vs Hollywood
Watch other movies where the Golden Gate Bridge is damaged and a random Amtrak train is involved. As the creature attacks San Francisco, the Navy tries to trap it at the Golden Gate Bridge but it manages to enter the Bay area leading to a final confrontation with a submarine.
It Came from Beneath the Sea holds its head above water in the creature feature, science fiction genre. Starring Faith Domergue (This Island Earth), Kenneth Tobey (The Beast from 20,000 Fathoms) and Donald Curtis (Earth vs. The Flying Saucers), it has safe and solid genre credentials.