The legendary Chicago/Berwyn-based creature film host will present the sequel to Universal’s “Creature from the Black Lagoon” (1954), “Revenge of the Creature” (1955); this Sat., Sept. 22 at 8 p.m. Eastern/7 p.m. Central on Me-TV.
“Revenge of the Creature” was directed by veteran Universal director Jack Arnold, who also directed “Creature from the Black Lagoon” (1954). Aside from the first two “creature” films in Universal’s trilogy, Arnold also worked on “It Came from Outer Space” (1953), “Tarantula” (1955), “The Incredible Shrinking Man” (1957) and “Monster on the Campus” (1958).
This will officially mark Sven’s sixth broadcast of “Revenge of the Creature” (1955) on Me-TV. He previously showcased Arnold’s Universal “creature” sequel back in Jan. 2013, Aug. 2013, July 2014, May 2015 and Oct. 2016. The 2018 airing of “Revenge of the Creature” (1955) was originally scheduled for a late March telecast on Sven’s showcase, but was withdrawn due to a scheduling conflict between Me-TV and Universal Studios/Universal Television. Sven’s re-airing of the made-for-TV thriller “Ants!” (1977, a.k.a. “It Happened at Lakewood Manor”) aired in place of “Revenge of the Creature” on March 24, 2018.
Who was in “Revenge of the Creature” (1955)?
The players who appeared in Jack Arnold’s “Revenge of the Creature” (1955) were John Agar (as Professor Clete Ferguson, Agar also appeared in Arnold’s arachnid thriller for Universal, “Tarantula” in 1955), Lori Nelson (as Helen Dobson, Nelson was also known for her roles of Rosie Kettle in two of Universal’s “Ma and Pa Kettle” comedies, “Ma and Pa Kettle at the Fair” in 1952 and “Ma and Pa Kettle at Wakiki” 1955 with Marjorie Main and Percy Kilbride), Nestor Paiva (as Luca, Paiva previously played the role of Luca in “Creature from the Black Lagoon” in 1954), Ricou Browning (in uncredited dual roles as the creature for underwater sequences and a lab technician, Browning previously played an uncredited role as the creature for underwater sequences in the original “Creature from the Black Lagoon”), a young Clint Eastwood (in an uncredited role as Jennings; Eastwood also appeared in two other Universal productions that same year, in an uncredited role as a jet pilot in Jack Arnold’s “Tarantula” and the role of Jonesey in the studio’s sixth “Francis the Talking Mule” feature, “Francis in the Navy” with Chill Wills and Donald O’ Connor), Grandon Rhodes (as Jackson Foster), John Bromfield (as Joe Hayes), Dave Willock (as Lou Gibson), Robert B. Williams (as George Johnson), Charles Cane (as a police captain) and Tom Hennesy (in uncredited dual roles as the creature for land sequences and a Marineland diver).