Fellow Svengoolie SvenPals everywhere will be jumping and dancing for joy for his upcoming big broadcast of a classic mammoth Universal Studios horror adaptation masterpiece.
A snippet from Louis Friedlander/Lew Landers‘ classic mammoth Universal Studios horror masterpiece production of “The Raven” (1935) with Boris Karloff and Bela Lugosi, inspired by Edgar Allan Poe‘s literary work. From Universal’s recent High-Definition restoration for the Shout! Factory/Scream Factory Blu-Ray anthology compilation set, “Universal Horror Collection: Vol. 1.”
Inspired by Edgar Allan Poe‘s 1845 gothic poem of the same name, the classic mammoth 1935 Universal horror masterpiece adaptation of “The Raven” was directed by veteran director Louis Friedlander/Lew Landers; who directed the film under his real name of Louis Friedlander; Landers was his pseudonym name. Alongside his classic mammoth Universal horror adaptation masterpiece production of “The Raven” (1935) and numerous feature film & TV productions throughout his career, Landers/Friedlander previously directed the classic mammoth Universal action-adventure motion picture serial masterpiece with Maurice Murphy, Patricia Farr and young Noah Beery Jr., “Tailspin Tommy” (1934); he co-directed with Benjamin Stoloff the classic mammoth RKO Radio Pictures comedy masterpiece with Lucille Ball, Jack Oakie and Fritz Feld, “The Affairs of Annabel” (1938) and directed several classic mammoth Columbia Pictures mystery masterpiece production adaptations of of Jack Boyle‘s Boston Blackie with Chester Morris, “Alias Boston Blackie” (1942) and “After Midnight with Boston Blackie” (1943).
Landers also directed the Columbia Super-Cinecolor classic fantasy feature production of “The Magic Carpet” (1951) with Lucille Ball, a pre-“Perry Mason” Raymond Burr and John Agar. He also directed several episodes of two successful television productions for Columbia’s Screen Gems television unit, including “The Adventures of Rin-Tin-Tin” (from 1956-59) and “Circus Boy” (1957), with a pre-“Monkees” Micky Dolenz in the title role, Dolenz was credited under the pseudonym of Micky Braddock in “Circus Boy” with Noah Berry Jr.
The screenplay adaptation of Edgar Allan Poe’s “The Raven” for Landers/Friedlander’s classic mammoth 1935 Universal Studios masterpiece adaptation was written by veteran screenwriter David Boehm, along with the screenwriting team of Guy Endore. Florence Enright, John Lynch, Clarence Marks, Michael L. Simmons, Jim Tully and young Dore Schary.
Aside from his numerous works for feature films and television, Boehm later worked as a contributing writer for Walter DeLeon, Francis Martin and Ralph Spence‘s screenplay for Norman Taurog‘s classic mammoth Paramount Pictures musical-comedy masterpiece in one of the studio’s “Big Broadcast” series of classic comedy masterpieces, “The Big Broadcast of 1936” (filmed and released in 1935)* with Jack Oakie, George Burns, Gracie Allen, the Nicholas Brothers, Fayard Nicholas and Harold Nicholas; Bing Crosby, Ethel Merman, Wendy Barrie. Henry Wadsworth. and Gail Patrick; Patrick was later known as the executive producer for the classic mammoth 1957-65 CBS television series adaptation masterpiece of Erle Stanley Garnder’s “Perry Mason” with Raymond Burr, Barbara Hale, William Hopper and William Talman and Ray Collins. Guy Endore later wrote the screenplay for Mark Sandrich‘s classic mammoth RKO Radio Pictures musical-comedy masterpiece production with Fred Astaire, Ginger Rogers, Ralph Bellamy, Franklin Pangborn and Jack Carson, “Carefree” (1938) and the screenplay for William A. WellmanBurgess Meredith‘s classic mammoth critically-acclaimed wartime drama masterpiece adaptation production of the real-life Pulitzer Prize award-winning journalist Ernie Pyle‘s eyewitness accounts of U.S. soldiers in World War II, “The Story of G.I. Joe” (1945) with Burgess Meredith and young Robert Mitchum.
Dore Schary later became a screenwriter-turned playwright-turned producer, he later served as an executive producer for H.C. Potterr’s classic mammoth RKO Radio Pictures comedy masterpiece with Cary Grant, Myrna Loy and Melvyn Douglas, “Mr. Blandings Builds His Dream House” (1948, released through David O. Selznick‘s releasing firm), Joseph Losey‘s classic mammoth RKO supernatural/sci-fi masterpiece production of “The Boy with Green Hair” (1948) with young Dean Stockwell, Pat O’Brien, a pre-“Perry Mason” Barbara Hale, young Robert Ryan and Walter Catlett and Vincent J. Donehue‘s classic mammoth Warner Bros. feature film adaptation masterpiece of Schary’s own award-winning play of Franklin D. Roosevelt‘s pre-Presidential days with Ralph Bellamy (reprising his stage portrayal of FDR from Schary’s play) Greer Garson, Jean Hagen, Hume Cronyn and Tim Considine (also of TV’s “My Three Sons”/”Binge the Cringe” fame), “Sunrise at Campobello” (1960).
This will mark Sven’s fourth big broadcast of Landers/Friedlander’s classic mammoth Universal horror masterpiece adaptation of “The Raven” (1935) on Me-TV. He previously showcased “The Raven” (1935) as a big coast-to-coast Me-TV broadcast premiere back in May 2013 and as regular big Me-TV broadcasts back in March 2014 and August 2015.
In Sven’s home area of Berwyn/Chicago, he previously showcased the classic mammoth 1935 Universal horror masterpiece adaptation of “The Raven” during his days as the Son of Svengoolie on WFLD back in Nov. 1979 and as a Svengoolie big broadcast on his hometown TV station in Berwyn/Chicago, WCIU-TV 26/”The U” back in Dec. 2006 according to IMDB.
Who was in Louis Friedlander/Lew Landers’ classic mammoth Universal horror masterpiece adaptation of “The Raven” (1935)?
The players who appeared in Lew Landers/Louis Friedlander’s classic mammoth Universal Studios masterpiece adaptation of “The Raven” (1935) were Boris Karloff (as Edmond Bateman), Bela Lugosi (as Dr. Richard Vollin), Lester Matthews (as Dr. Jerry Holden), Irene Ware (as Jean Thatcher), Samuel S. Hinds (as Judge Thatcher), Spencer Charters (as Col. Bertram Grant), Inez Courtney (as Mary Burns), Ian Wolfe (as Geoffrey), Maidel Turner (as Harriet), Raine Bennett (in an uncredited role as an actor reading Poe’s “The Raven”), Jonathan Hale and Walter Miller (in uncredited roles as bedside doctors), Madeline Talcott (in an uncredited role as a bedside nurse), Al Ferguson (in an uncredited role as a crook), Nina Golden (in an uncredited role as a dancer), Cyril Thornton (in an uncredited role as Dr. Vollin’s butler), Bud Osborne (in an uncredited role as a police officer) and Arthur Hoyt (in an uncredited role as Chapman).