Based off of the classic 1964-66 Universal Studios/MCA/CBS TV sitcom masterpiece, “The Munsters;” the studio’s full-length 1966 Technicolor “Munsters” feature film production was directed by veteran director Earl Bellamy. Bellamy also directed seven episodes of “The Munsters” TV series. The 1966 classic Universal “Munsters” monster comedy masterpiece was produced by veteran television producers Joe Connelly and Bob Mosher. Connelly and Mosher also produced “The Munsters” TV series and were also known for their earlier MCA/Revue (Universal) TV series, “Leave It to Beaver” (from 1957-63, with Jerry Mathers, Tony Dow, Barbara Billingsley and Hugh Beaumont).
Universal released “Munster Go Home!” as a double-feature presentation with “Johnny Tiger” (1966, with Robert Taylor, Geraldine Brooks and Chad Everett), according to the American Film Institute. The studio also released “Munster Go Home!” as a double-feature presentation in select cities with Alan Rafkin’s Universal ghoul comedy classic masterpiece, “The Ghost and Mr. Chicken” (1966, with Don Knotts and Joan Staley); according to IMDB.
This will mark Sven’s seventh big coast-to-coast broadcast of “Munster, Go Home!” (1966) on Me-TV. He previously showcased the legendary 1966 Universal “Munster” feature-length monster-comedy masterpiece back in Feb. 2012*, July 2013, May 2014, Nov. 2015, April 2017 and July 2018.
Who was in “Munster, Go Home!” (1966)?
The players who appeared in the 1966 Universal “Munster” monster feature-length comedy masterpiece were Fred Gwynne (as Herman Munster; before “The Munsters,” Gwynne previously appeared in the role of Officer Francis Muldoon in Nat Hiken’s 1961-63 NBC comedy with Joe E. Ross, “Car 54, Where Are You?”), Yvonne De Carlo (as Lily Munster, alongside “The Munsters;” De Carlo appeared in numerous film and TV productions throughout her screen career, including the role of Sephora in Cecil B. DeMille’s 1956 Paramount VistaVision adaptation of “The Ten Commandments”), Butch Patrick (as Eddie Munster), Al Lewis (as Grandpa Munster; Lewis also appeared in “Car 54, Where Are You” with Fred Gwynne; Lewis played the role of Officer Leo Schnauser from 1961-63), Debbie Watson (as the third Marilyn Munster after Beverley Owen and Pat Priest in the “Munsters” TV series; Watson previously appeared in the role of Tammy Tarleton in Universal’s brief television adaptation of the studio’s “Tammy” comedies), John Carradine (as Cruikshank; the veteran horror-monster actor appeared in numerous roles, including his Universal “Count Dracula” monster appearances in the studio’s productions of “House of Frankenstein” in 1944 and “House of Dracula” in 1945), Hermione Gingold (as Lady Effigie Munster; in addition to her numerous stage and screen roles, Gingold previously played the role of Eulalie Mackechnie Shinn in Morton DaCosta’s 1962 Warner Bros. screen musical adaptation of Meredith Wilson’s “The Music Man”), Richard Dawson (as Joey, Dawson was also known for his role of Cpl. Newkirk in the 1965-71 CBS comedy, “Hogan’s Heroes;” Dawson went onto greater fame in game shows, he was one of the panelists on Mark Goodson–Bill Todman’s “Match Game”/”Match Game PM” from 1973-78 and the first host of Goodson-Todman’s “Family Feud” from 1976-85, along with the brief 1994 syndicated revival), Terry-Thomas (as Freddie Munster, in addition to his numerous film roles, the British comedian also appeared in two Robert Fuest thrillers with Vincent Price for American-International, 1971’s “The Abominable Dr. Phibes” and the 1972 sequel, “Dr. Phibes Rises Again” ), Bernard Fox (as Squire Lester Moresby, in addition to his numerous character roles, Fox was best known for his role of Dr. Bombay on “Bewitched” from 1967 until the conclusion of the series in 1972), Robert Pine (as Roger Moresby, Pine went onto greater fame in the role of Sgt. Joseph Getraer on “CHiPS” from 1977-83) and Jack Dodson (in an uncredited role as a second ship steward; Dodson was known for his role of Howard Sprague on “The Andy Griffith Show” from 1966-68).