Fellow Svengoolie SvenPals will be excited about his upcoming premiere of a Columbia Pictures mystery-thriller from one of the masters of macabre cinema gimmicks.
“Svengoolie” presents “Mr. Sardonicus” (1961)
Original Columbia Pictures theatrical trailer for “Mr. Sardonicus” (1961).
The beloved Chicago/Berwyn-based horror film host will present his big broadcast premiere of “Mr. Sardonicus” (1961), this Sat., April 28 at 8 p.m. Eastern/7 p.m. Central on Me-TV.
“Mr. Sardonicus” was directed by veteran horror/thriller film director William Castle. This was Castle’s sixth cinematic thriller, he previously directed “Macabre” (1958, with William Prince), “House on Haunted Hill” (1959, with Vincent Price), “The Tingler” (1959, with Price), “13 Ghosts” (1960, with Charles Herbert) and “Homicidal” (1961, with Glenn Corbett).
Who was in “Mr. Sardonicus” (1961)?
The players who appeared in Castle’s 1961 thriller were Oscar Homolka (as Krull), Ronald Lewis (as Sir Robert Cargrave), Audrey Dalton (as Baroness Maude Sardonicus), Guy Rolfe (in the dual roles of Baron Sardonicus and Marek Toleslawski), Vladimir Sokoloff (as Henryk Toleslawski), Erika Peters (as Elenka Toleslawski) and Lorna Hanson (as Anna).
21 years before appearing in Castle’s thriller, Oscar Homolka appeared in the third Universal Studios “Invisible Man” franchise feature, “The Invisible Woman” (1940, Homolka played the role of Blackie). Eight years before “Mr. Sardonicus,” Audrey Dalton played the role of Annette Sturges in Jean Negulesco’s “Titanic” (1953).