1955 Universal Studios theatrical trailer for “Tarantula.”
“Tarantula” was directed by veteran Universal horror director Jack Arnold, who also worked on “It Came from Outer Space” (1953), “Creature from the Black Lagoon” (1954) and “The Incredible Shrinking Man” (1957).
This will mark Sven’s fourth showing of the 1955 Universal creature feature on Me-TV. He had previously showcased “Tarantula” back in Aug. 2011 (two years before Me-TV came into the Washington, D.C./Frederick market), Feb. 2014 and Nov. 2015.
Who was in “Tarantula” (1955)?
The players who appeared in Arnold’s arachnid creature film were John Agar (as Dr. Matt Hastings), Mara Corday (as Stephanie “Steve” Clayton), Leo G. Carroll (as Prof. Gerald Deemer), Clint Eastwood (in an uncredited role as a jet squadron leader), Nestor Paiva (as Sherriff Jack Andrews), Ross Elliott (as Joe Burch), Edwin Rand (as Lt. John Nolan), Raymond Bailey (as Townsend), Hank Patterson (as Josh) and Bert Holland (as Barney Russell).