Frogs | George McCowan | US 1972 | 78 Min | 35mm

© 1972 Orion Pictures Corporation. All Rights Reserved.

Aging businessman and southern patriarch Jason Crockett invites friends and family to his estate to celebrate Independence Day (and his birthday). After an accident, a photographer also arrives and documents the environmental pollution in the region. That these members of the upper crust are not decimated as much by the titular frogs as by various other critters is beside the point. Because George McCowan’s underrated horror thriller is an effortless, witty ecofantasy in which those who get rich off the environment and destroy it in the process are devoured by selfsame environment. Three cheers to the healing power of nature! (mk)

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George McCowan
McCowan, George (1927–1995) was a Canadian film and television director also known for his theater work. His TV credits include series like Charlie’s Angels, Starsky & Hutch, and Fantasy Island, while his big-screen work includes The Magnificent Seven Ride!, the eco-horror movie Frogs, and the sci-fi adaptation The Shape of Things to Come.
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Language OmdfU
Cast Ray Milland, Sam Elliott, Joan Van Ark
Writer Robert Hutchison, Robert Blees
Editing Fred R. Feitshans Jr.
Cinematography Mario Tosi


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