Two scientists capture a Yeti (Lock Martin) and then bring it back to Los Angeles in a large freezer. Later it escapes into the sewers, from where it periodically emerges, to commit rape and pillage. Stars Paul Langton, Leslie Denison and Teru Shimada.
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This low budget feature is believed to be the first film about the famous Yeti.
The Yeti was played by 7'1″ actor Joseph Lockard Martin Jr., who also played the robot, Gort, in the Sci-Fi classic The Day The Earth Stood Still (1951). Martin also played one of the alien mutants in the Sci-Fi classic Invaders From Mars (1953), which is available here at Rare Movie Collector.
Many sources have erroneously stated that Martin's height was 7'7″, but in reality he stood 7'1″.
On January 19th, 1959, Lock Martin died from heart failure at the age of 42. He was buried at Forest Lawn Memorial Park in Hollywood Hills, California.