The 1941 Universal classic werewolf monster-thriller masterpiece was directed by veteran director George Waggner. In addition to his numerous feature film and television productions throughout his directorial career, Waggner also worked on episodes of the Twentieth Century Fox (Twentieth Century Studios)/ABC live-action “Batman” TV series adaptation with Adam West and Burt Ward from 1966-67. The screenplay for Waggner’s Universal production of “The Wolf Man” (1941) was written by veteran science-fiction author and screenwriter Curt Siodmak, who also worked on screenplays for numerous Universal monster/thriller/sci-fi productions, including “The Invisible Man Returns” (1940), “The Invisible Woman” (1940), “Invisible Agent” (1942), “Frankenstein Meets the Wolf Man” (1943), “Son of Dracula” (1943), “House of Frankenstein” (1944) and “Curucu, Beast of the Amazon” (1956).
This will mark Sven’s eighth big broadcast of “The Wolf Man” (1941) on the airlanes of Me-TV. He previously showcased Waggner’s classic 1941 Universal werewolf monster masterpiece back in Feb. 2013, July 2013, Oct. 2014, Feb. 2016, Sept. 2017 and Aug. 2018 and Dec. 2019.
Who was in George Waggner’s “The Wolf Man” (1941)?
The players who appeared in George Waggner’s 1941 production of “The Wolf Man” were Lon Chaney Jr. (credited as “Lon Chaney” in the dual role of Lawrence “Larry” Talbot/the “Wolf Man”), Evelyn Ankers (as Gwen Conliffe), Claude Rains (as Sir John Talbot), Bela Lugosi (as Bela), Maria Ouspenskaya (as Maleva), Ralph Bellamy (as Col. Montford), Fay Helm (as Jenny), Warren William (as Dr. Lloyd), Patric Knowles (as Frank Andrews), Forrester Harvey (as Twiddle) and J.M. Kerrigan (as Charles Conliffe).