Fellow Svengoolie SvenPals from coast-to-coast will be interested in the return of an award-winning cult made-for-TV creature feature from 1972.
“Gargoyles” (1972) was directed by Bill Norton (who was credited under the name of “B.W.L. Norton”), who also directed several episodes of “Tour of Duty” (from 1987-89), two episodes of “SeaQuest: DSV” (1993, with Roy Scheider) and three episodes of the Sci-Fi Channel (now known as “SyFy”) miniseries adaptation of H.G. Wells’ “The Invisible Man” (2001).
Norton’s telefilm was produced by General Electric’s “Tomorrow Entertainment” subsidiary, which produced many made-for-TV “movie of the week” specials for the three major networks and for television syndication through other firms. GE’s “Tomorrow” unit also owned the animation studio of Arthur Rankin Jr. and Jules Bass at one time, Rankin/Bass Productions (a.k.a. “Videocraft International”). The Norton-Tomorrow production of “Gargoyles” premiered on the CBS television network on Nov. 21, 1972 as part of the “CBS Tuesday Night Movie.”
This will mark Sven’s second coast-to-coast big broadcast showcase of “Gargoyles” (1972) on Me-TV. Sven premiered Norton’s made-for-TV creature feature back in May 2017.
Who was in Norton’s “Gargoyles” (1972)?
The players who appeared in Norton’s 1972 made-for-TV creature feature were Bernie Casey (as the main gargoyle), Cornel Wilde (as Dr. Mercer Boley), Jennifer Salt (as Diana Boley), Scott Glenn (as James Reeger), Woody Chambliss (as “Uncle Willie”), Grayson Hall (as Mrs. Parks), Vic Perrin (in an uncredited role as the voice of the gargoyle, dubbing in Bernie Casey’s dialogue), Mickey Alzola, Rock Walker and Greg Walker (the three aforementioned actors played other gargoyles in Norton’s made-for-TV feature). Continue Reading