This romantic melodrama, based on the science-fiction novel of the same name by Alexander Belyaev, became a box-office leader in the USSR in 1961. There is a panic in a small seacoast town: the newspapers are full of reports about a “sea devil” terrifying the local fishermen. But no one saw him up close. A beautiful girl named Guttiere happened to meet him under dramatic circumstances. And the devil turned out… to be an amphibian man by the name of Ichthyander. His origin is unusual, his life is mysterious and full of riddles. His element is the sea, he can not stay long with ordinary people on earth. By falling in love with Guttiere, who is forced to marry the ignoble and treacherous Zurita, he is subjecting his life to a deadly risk… Actor Vladimir Korenev was doubled by the USSR underwater swimming champion Rem Stukalov.
The Original Theatrical Trailer (1961); A Documentary « In Quest of Ichtyander » ; Episodes from the Filming Scene; A soundtrack with the sing from the film; Filmography, Photos; Original Theatrical from the Collection « Fairy Tales »