Fan-made YouTube trailer for the Columbia Pictures production of “Cry of the Werewolf” (1944). Note: As of this writing, the original Columbia theatrical trailer for “Cry of the Werewolf” (1944) is still unavailable on YouTube and/or other video streaming platforms. –C.H.
“Cry of the Werewolf” (1944) was directed by veteran director Henry Levin (Levin later worked on Columbia’s “Matt Helm” spy/secret agent spoof feature film adaptations with Dean Martin in the title role, including 1966’s “Murderers’ Row” with Ann-Margret, Karl Malden and James Gregory; and 1967’s “The Ambushers” with Gregory, Albert Salmi and Senta Berger). The 1944 Columbia production of “Cry of the Werewolf” was Levin’s first directorial feature. The screenplay for Levin’s production of “Cry of the Werewolf” (1944) was written by veteran screenwriters Griffin Jay and Charles O’Neal.
This will mark Svengoolie’s second big broadcast of “Cry of the Werewolf” (1944) on Me-TV. He previously showcased Levin’s 1944 Columbia werewolf creature/monster/mystery masterpiece production as a big broadcast premiere back in Oct. 2018.
Who was in Levin’s Columbia monster-mystery production of “Cry of the Werewolf” (1944)?
The players who appeared in Levin’s Columbia monster-mystery production of “Cry of the Werewolf” (1944) were Nina Foch (as Celeste, Foch previously appeared in Lew Landers’ classic 1943 Columbia vampire thriller masterpiece, “The Return of the Vampire” with Bela Lugosi, Matt Willis and Frieda Inescort; She later appeared in in Vincente Minnelli’s critically-acclaimed 1951 MGM screen musical adaptation of George Gershwin’s “An American in Paris” with Gene Kelly, Leslie Caron, Oscar Levant and Georges Guétary; Foch also appeared in several episodes of the CBS television adaptation of “Suspense” from 1949-54), Barton MacLane (as Lt. Barry Lane, MacLane appeared in numerous film and TV productions throughout his screen career, including the 1937–39 “Torchy Blane” film series for Warner Bros. with Glenda Farrell; MacLane later appeared in the role of Lt. Det. Dundy in John Huston’s 1941 Warner Bros. screen adaptation of “The Maltese Falcon” with Humphrey Bogart, Mary Astor, Sydney Greenstreet, Peter Lorre and Ward Bond; MacLane’s final acting role was his role of Gen. Peterson in Sidney Sheldon’s Columbia/Screen Gems sitcom for NBC, “I Dream of Jeannie” from 1965 until MacLane’s death in 1969 with Barbara Eden, Larry Hagman, Bill Daily and Hayden Roarke)*, Robert B. Williams (as Homer, Williams later appeared in Jack Arnold’s Universal classic creature/monster masterpiece sequel to “Creature from the Black Lagoon,” 1955’s “Revenge of the Creature” with Lori Nelson, Ricou Browning, Tom Hennesy, John Agar, Nestor Paiva, young Clint Eastwood and Grandon Rhodes), Osa Massen (as Elsa Chauvet), Stephen Crane (as Robert “Bob” Morris), Blanche Yurka (as Bianca), John Abbott (as Peter Althius), Fred Graff (as Pinkie), John Tyrrell (as Mac), Fritz Leiber (as Dr. Charles Morris), Milton Parsons (as Adamson) and Ivan Triesault (as Jan Spavero).