The legendary Berwyn/Chicago-based classic sci-fi/creature film host will present his first big broadcast of the New Year with “The Leech Woman” (1960), this Sat., Jan. 2 at 8 p.m. Eastern/7 p.m. Central on Me-TV.
“The Leech Woman” (1960) was directed by veteran screenwriter-turned-film and TV director Edward Dein. Dein also directed the classic Universal monster/western masterpiece, “Curse of the Undead” (1959). Dein also directed numerous episodes of several popular television series, including “Hawaiian Eye,” “The Wild Wild West” and “Baa Baa Black Sheep/Black Sheep Squadron.”
The screenplay for Dein’s classic 1960 Universal sci-fi/creature masterpiece was written by veteran screenwriter David Duncan, Duncan’s screenplay for “The Leech Woman” was adapted from veteran Universal producer Ben Pivar and veteran screenwriter Francis Rosenwald’s original story idea. “The Leech Woman” (1960) was produced by veteran Universal Studios music department supervisor Joseph Gershenson, who supervised the source orchestral soundtrack scores for Jack Arnold’s classic Universal mammoth monster masterpiece, “Creature From the Black Lagoon” (1954) and Orson Welles’ classic Universal film noir-drama masterpiece production of “Touch of Evil” (1958).
This will mark Sven’s fifth big broadcast of “The Leech Woman” (1960) on Me-TV. He previously showcased Dein’s classic 1960 Universal sci-fi/creature masterpiece back in Sept. 2013, Feb. 2015, June 2016 and June 2018.
Who was in Edward Dein’s Universal production of “The Leech Woman” (1960)?
The players who appeared in Edward Dein’s Universal production of “The Leech Woman” (1960) were Coleen Gray (as June Talbot), Estelle Hemsley (as elderly Malla), Kim Hamilton (as young Malla), Grant Williams (as Neil Foster), Phillip Terry (as Dr. Paul Talbot), Gloria Talbott (as Sally), Paul Thompson (in an uncredited role as a warrior leader), Harold Goodwin (in an uncredited role as Detective Joe), Arthur Batanides (as Jerry), Murray Alper (in an uncredited role as a drunk) and John Van Dreelen (as Bertram Garvay).