Fellow Svengoolie pals will be cheering for joy this weekend as he will showcase a 1953 Universal Studios cinematic sci-fi masterpiece.
Svengoolie presents: “It Came from Outer Space” (1953)
1953 Universal Studios trailer for “It Came from Outer Space.”
The legendary Berwyn/Chicago-based horror film host will be showing “It Came from Outer Space” (1953), this Sat., Sept. 16 at 8 p.m. Eastern/7 p.m. Central on Me-TV.
The film was directed by Jack Arnold, who also worked on “Creature from the Black Lagoon” (1954), “The Incredible Shrinking Man” (1957) and “Monster on the Campus” (1958). The story was written by science fiction writer Ray Bradbury and the screenplay adaptation was written by Harry Essex.
This will mark Sven’s third broadcast of “It Came from Outer Space.” He had previously showcased Arnold’s film back in May 2014 and Oct. 2015 on Me-TV.
Who was in “It Came from Outer Space” (1953)?
The players who appeared in Jack Arnold’s film were Richard Carlson (as Jack Putnam), Barbara Rush (as Ellen Fields), Charles Drake (as Sheriff Matt Warren), Russell Johnson (as George), Kathleen Hughes (as June) and Joseph Sawyer (as Frank Daylon).
Fellow fans of Svengoolie from coast-to-coast will be jumping for joy this Sat. as he will be presenting a Universal science fiction epic from 1955.
“Svengoolie” presents: “This Island Earth” (1955)
The iconic Berwyn/Chicago-based horror host will be showing “This Island Earth” (1955), this Sat., June 24 at 10 p.m. Eastern/9 p.m. Central on Me-TV.
The film was directed by Joseph Newman. The screenplay was written by Franklin Coen and George Callahan (who received credit as “Edward G. O’Callaghan”). The film was adapted from Raymond F. Jones’ novel of the same name.
This isn’t the only time that Sven has shown “This Island Earth” on Me-TV. He had previously showcased Newman’s film back in Oct. 2012 (Me-TV was unavailable in the Frederick/Washington, D.C. television market until early 2013), April 2015 and Jan. 2016.