The classic 1956 monster feature was directed by veteran Columbia actor-turned director Fred F. Sears and was produced by longtime studio production official Sam Katzman. Katzman and Sears’ many Columbia features include “Rock Around the Clock” (1956); with The Platters, Bill Haley’s Comets and disc jockey Alan Freed, the Ray Harryhausen–Dynamation production of “Earth vs. the Flying Saucers” (1956); with Joan Taylor and Hugh Marlowe, “Don’t Knock the Rock” (1956); with Little Richard, Bill Haley’s Comets and Alan Freed, “Calypso Heat Wave” (1957); with Maya Angelou, Joel Grey and Johnny Desmond, “The Giant Claw” (1957); with Jeff Morrow and Mara Corday and “The Night the World Exploded” (1957); with Kathryn Grant and William Leslie.
According to IMDB, the Katzman-Sears-Columbia production of “The Werewolf” (1956) was originally released as a studio double-feature presentation in cinema venues from coast-to-coast with the Harryhausen-Katzman-Sears-Columbia production of “Earth vs. the Flying Saucers” (1956).
The screenplay for Katzman and Sears’ 1956 Columbia monster production was written by Robert E. Kent; who was also credited under the pseudonym of James B. Gordon; according to additional details from IMDB.
This will mark Sven’s second big coast-to-coast broadcast of the classic Katzman-Sears-Columbia feature production of “The Werewolf” (1956) on Me-TV. He previously showcased the 1956 classic Columbia monster feature as a big coast-to-coast broadcast premiere back in Jan. 2019.
Who was in the 1956 Katzman-Sears-Columbia monster production of “The Werewolf?”
The players who appeared in the 1956 Katzman-Sears-Columbia monster feature production were Steven Ritch (as Duncan Marsh/the “Werewolf,” before going into acting and screenwriting; Ritch fought in the Battle at Guadalcanal during World War II, according to Jeff Stafford’s Turner Classic Movies article on “The Werewolf”), Joyce Holden (as Amy Standish, Holden previously appeared in the fourth Universal “Ma and Pa Kettle” screen comedy with Marjorie Main and Percy Kilbride; 1951’s “Ma and Pa Kettle Back on the Farm”), Don Megowan (as Sheriff Jack Haines; Megowan previously appeared in the 1956 installment in Universal’s “Creature” film franchise series, “Revenge of the Creature” in an uncredited role the Creature for land-based scenes), Kim Charney (as Chris Marsh), George Cisar (as Hoxie; Cisar later appeared in the 1957 Katzman-Sears-Columbia production of “The Giant Claw”), Eleanore Tanin (as Mrs. Helen Marsh), Harry Lauter (as Deputy Ben Clovey), Larry J. Blake (as Hank Durgis), Ken Christy (as Dr. Jonas Gilcrist), James Gavin (as Mack Fanning), S. John Launer(as Dr. Emery Forrest), an uncredited cameo vocal appearance by Fred F. Sears (as the narrator) and George Lynn (as Dr. Morgan Chambers).