The legendary Berwyn/Chicago-based monster/sci-fi film host will present his big broadcast of “Man-Made Monster” (1941, a.k.a. “The Atomic Monster”*), this Sat.; Jan. 23 at 8 p.m. Eastern/7 p.m. Central on Me-TV.
The 1941 classic Universal sci-fi/monster masterpiece was directed by veteran director George Waggner. Waggner was best known for his mammoth classic Universal monster masterpiece production of “The Wolf Man” (1941) and later directed 10 episodes of the live-action Twentieth Century Fox (Twentieth Century Studios)-ABC TV adaptation of Bill Finger and Bob Kane’s DC Comics superhero creation, “Batman” with Adam West and Burt Ward from 1966-67. Waggner also wrote the screenplay for “Man-Made Monster” under the pseudonym of Joseph West. Waggner/West’s screenplay was adapted from the original unpublished short sci-fi horror story, “The Electric Man” by Harry “H.J.” Essex, Len Golos and Sid Schwartz.
Waggner’s 1941 Universal monster/sci-fi masterpiece production was produced by veteran associate producer Jack Bernhard. Bernhard also produced William Nigh’s classic Universal mystery-horror masterpiece, “The Strange Case of Dr. Rx” (1942). Later in his career, Bernhard directed the North American dubbing segments for the 1959 dubbed version of Motoyoshi Oda’s classic “Gojira”/”Godzilla” kaiju monster-creature masterpiece sequel for Japan’s Toho Studios, “Godzilla Raids Again” (1955; released in the United States by Warner Bros. in 1959 under the title of “Gigantis: The Fire Monster,” Bernhard did not receive screen credit for the 1959 dubbed version of Oda’s 1955 “Gojira”/”Godzilla” sequel).
This will mark Sven’s fourth big broadcast of “Man-Made Monster” (1941) on Me-TV. He previously showcased Waggner’s classic 1941 Universal monster/sci-fi masterpiece production as a big broadcast premiere back in May 2015 and big broadcast airings in Sept. 2016 and June 2018.
Who was in George Waggner’s classic Universal monster/sci-fi masterpiece production of “Man-Made Monster” (1941)?
The players who appeared in Waggner’s classic 1941 Universal monster/sci-fi masterpiece production were Lon Chaney Jr. (as Dan McCormick), Anne Nagel (as June Lawrence), Lionel Atwill (as Dr. Paul Rigas), Constance “Connie” Bergen (as a Nurse), Chester Gan (as Wong), Ivan Miller (as a Doctor), George Meader (as Dr. Bruno), Frank Albertson (as Mark Adams), Samuel S. Hinds (as Dr. John Lawrence), William B. Davidson (as District Attorney Ralph B. Stanley**), Ben Taggart (as Det. Sgt. Regan), John Dilson (as a medical examiner), Frank O’Connor (as a Police Detective) and Byron Foulger (as a second alienist).