Catching Nessie on Film

The Loch Ness Monster’s first appearance on film captured both the hype and the scepticism surrounding cinema’s newest star.

Publicity still for The Secret of the Loch, 1934. Courtesy of the BFI National Archive/STUDIOCANAL.

On 19 October 1933 Daily Mail journalist Percy Cater wrote:

Whether people elsewhere believe in the existence of a Loch Ness ‘monster’  or not, Highlanders are convinced that the watery depths harbour some fantastic and abnormal creature.

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