Fellow Svengoolie SvenPals from coast-to-coast will be looking forward to his upcoming big broadcast showcase return of a classic Columbia Pictures–Hammer Films monster feature.
“Svengoolie” presents: “The Revenge of Frankenstein” (1958)
“Pre-sold by a trailer ‘terrorama’!” 1958 Columbia Pictures exhibitors’ trade ad for “The Revenge of Frankenstein.”
The legendary Berwyn/Chicago-based monster/horror film host will present his big broadcast showcase of “The Revenge of Frankenstein” (1958), this Sat., Nov. 15 at 8 p.m. Eastern/7 p.m. Central on Me-TV.
The Columbia-Hammer production of “The Revenge of Frankenstein” (1958) was directed by veteran Hammer Studios director Terence Fisher, who also directed “The Curse of Frankenstein” (1957), “Horror of Dracula” (1958), the Universal-Hammer rendition of “The Mummy” (1959), “The Two Faces of Dr. Jekyll” (1960) and “The Gorgon” (1964). The screenplay for Fisher’s Columbia-Hammer “Frankenstein” entry was written by veteran Hammer screenwriter Jimmy Sangster.
For the original North American theatrical release of “The Revenge of Frankenstein” in June 1958, Columbia presented Fisher’s second Hammer “Frankenstein” production as a double-feature presentation with Jacques Tourneur‘s Sabre production of “Curse of the Demon” (1957, with Dana Andrews); according to John M. Miller’s Turner Classic Movies article on “The Revenge of Frankenstein.” This was one of 16 Columbia-Hammer co-productions.
This will mark Svengoolie’s second big coast-to-coast broadcast of “The Revenge of Frankenstein” (1958) on Me-TV, he previously premiered Fisher’s 1958 Columbia-Hammer monster entry on the airlanes of Me-TV back in March 2018. According to IMDB, Sven also aired “The Revenge of Frankenstein” (1958) on his hometown station in Chicago/Berwyn; WCIU-TV 26/”The U” back in Feb. 2010. According to fellow super SvenPal David Fuentes’ official “Terror From Beyond the Dave” YouTube site, Sven also showcased the 1958 Columbia/Hammer monster classic on WCIU back in Jan. 2011.
Who was in Terence Fisher’s Columbia-Hammer production of “The Revenge of Frankenstein” (1958)?
The players who appeared in Fisher’s Columbia-Hammer monster/horror production of “The Revenge of Frankenstein” (1958) were Peter Cushing (as Baron Frankenstein/Dr. Victor Stein; Cushing previously played the role of Victor Frankenstein in Fisher’s Hammer production of “The Curse of Frankenstein” in 1957), Eunice Gayson (as Margaret), Michael Gwynn (as Karl; Gwynn later appeared in the guest role of Lord Melbury in the BBC pilot episode of John Cleese’s “Fawlty Towers,” “A Touch of Class” in 1975), Lionel Jeffries (as Fritz), Francis Matthews (as Dr. Hans Kleve), John Stuart (as the inspector), John Welsh (as Bergman), Michael Ripper (as Kurt), Arnold Diamond (as Molke) and George Woodbridge (as a janitor).