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The Werewolf (1956)

 -  Sci-Fi | Horror  -  July 1956 (USA)
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Two scientists come across an auto accident, and find an unconscious man in the wreck. They take him back to their lab and inject him with a serum they have been working with. Unfortunately... See full summary »

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Credited cast:
Steven Ritch ...
Duncan Marsh
Don Megowan ...
Sheriff Jack Haines
Joyce Holden ...
Amy Standish
Eleanore Tanin ...
Mrs. Helen Marsh
Kim Charney ...
Chris Marsh
Harry Lauter ...
Deputy Ben Clovey
Larry J. Blake ...
Hank Durgis
Ken Christy ...
Dr. Jonas Gilcrist
James Gavin ...
Mack Fanning
S. John Launer ...
Dr. Emery Forrest
George Lynn ...
Dr. Morgan Chambers
George Cisar ...
Hoxie, the bartender
Marjorie Stapp ...
Min, the tall blond
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Two scientists come across an auto accident, and find an unconscious man in the wreck. They take him back to their lab and inject him with a serum they have been working with. Unfortunately, the serum has the effect of turning the man into a murderous werewolf. Written by frankfob2@yahoo.com

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Scientists turn men into beasts! See more »

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The werewolf in this film was the screen's first science-fictional, non-supernatural lycanthrope. While possessed of incredible strength and ferocity, he could be killed by ordinary bullets and didn't require a full moon to cause transformation. See more »

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Dr. Emery Forrest: But to take a stranger, a man injured in an accident, and give him a full inoculation of that serum.
Dr. Morgan Chambers: Yes, I'd almost forgotten about him. So much could fail if he should remember and tell someone what he knows about us. There's nothing else left but to-...
Dr. Emery Forrest: You're not going to kill him!
Dr. Morgan Chambers: You think he still wants to live after what he's become? It would be an act of charity.
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Twist of Fate
3 January 2005 | by (Colorado Springs) – See all my reviews

Ever since Lon Chaney played Lawrence Talbot, werewolves have been depicted as pawns of a cruel destiny, doomed to a bad end, and this Fifties twist on the theme is no exception. That sense of our poor protagonist as a helpless victim of forces beyond his control is what sticks with me from this movie: The burden of guilt falls squarely on the shoulders of the sinister government scientists who devise this atomic-age curse, and their victim's innocence provides no redemption for him. Not sure how much of this was intentional on the part of the writers and director (Fred F. Sears, not far from helming the unfortunate shipwreck of "The Giant Claw"), but I find it superior to the rank and file of Fifties-era drive-in horror films.


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