ABOMINABLE SNOWMAN, THE (1957)
Status: In Release
Running time: 90 mins
"Botanist John Rollason (Peter Cushing) leaves his wife at a Tibetan monastery where he is undertaking research and reluctantly joins an expedition to find the yeti led by adventurer and profiteer Tom Friend (Forrest Tucker). As the group track deeper into the Himalayas, agendas clash and loyalties are tested, but it is the yeti themselves – their intelligence completely at odds with the primal beast of legend – which begins to exert the greatest influence on the dwindling party.
As with all his scripts, Nigel Kneale infused THE ABOMINABLE SNOWMAN with deep themes addressing evolution, psychology and human kind’s relationship with nature and the planet. John Rollason is played by Hammer regular Peter Cushing, in one of his standout performances.