The 1957 Universal sci-fi monster production was directed by veteran studio director John Sherwood. Sherwood’s other features include “Raw Edge” (1955, with Rory Calhoun and Yvonne De Carlo, later of TV’s “The Munsters” fame) and the finale film in Universal’s “Creature From the Black Lagoon” monster trilogy series; “The Creature Walks Among Us” (1956, with Jeff Morrow, Leigh Snowden, Ricou Browning and Don Megowan). Sherwood died in 1959 after serving an uncredited position as a second unit director for the Universal-Michael Gordon–Ross Hunter comedy “Pillow Talk” (1959, with Doris Day, Rock Hudson and Tony Randall; according to IMDB). The screenplay for “The Monolith Monsters” was written by veteran screenwriters Robert M. Fresco and Norman Jolley. Fresco also co-wrote the story treatment with veteran Universal director Jack Arnold (Arnold directed the original 1954 Universal classic monster masterpiece production of “Creature From the Black Lagoon” with Julie Adams, Ricou Browning, Ben Chapman, Richard Carlson and Richard Denning).
This will mark Sven’s fourth big broadcast of “The Monolith Monsters” (1957) on Me-TV. He previously showcased Sherwood’s Universal classic cult monster masterpiece back in Jan. 2014, Feb. 2015 and Oct. 2016.
Who was in “The Monolith Monsters” (1957)?
The players who appeared in John Sherwood’s Universal production of “The Monolith Monsters” (1957) were Grant Williams (as Dave Miller), Lola Albright (as Cathy Barrett), Les Tremayne (as Martin Cochrane), Trevor Bardette (as Prof. Arthur Flanders), Phil Harvey (as Ben Gilbert), William Flaherty (as Police Chief Dan Corey), Harry Jackson (as Dr. Steve Hendricks), Richard H. Cutting (as Dr. E.J. Reynolds), Linda Scheley (as Ginny Simpson), Dean Cromer (as a highway patrol officer), Steve Darrell (as Joe Higgins), young Paul Petersen (in an uncredited role as Bobby the paperboy), young Troy Donahue (in an uncredited role as Hank Jackson), young William Schallert (in an uncredited role as a weatherman) and young Paul Frees (in an uncredited role as the narrator).