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Dr. Edwin Thompson, played by Whit Bissell, is a character in the film Creature from the Black Lagoon.

Dr. Thompson joins Dr. David Reed, Dr. Mark Williams, Dr. Carl Maia, and Kay Lawrence on an expedition to the Amazon to find more evidence of amphibious human. They charter a boat called Rita, captained by the scruffy Lucas.

Before long the Gill-Man takes notice of Kay who is swimming in his lagoon and he follows Rita, killing those aboard one by one in order to get to Kay. In one instance, Dr. Thompson is seriously injured. he is seen with his face heavily bandaged after the attack.

Eventually Kay is taken by the creature to a subterranean cave where Maia, Reed and Williams confront the creature and rescue Kay.

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