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The Werewolf (1956)

 -  Sci-Fi | Horror  -  July 1956 (USA)
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Cast

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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Fred F. Sears ...
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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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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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My Favorite Wolf Man Movie
5 April 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I saw this one as a teenager in the late 60's on our local Friday late night "Chiller Theatre" and it scared me pretty good. It is also my favorite "Wolf Man Movie" for the many of the reasons stated here in these posts. The conceptual aspect of his affliction deals with science as opposed to the supernatural, which in my mind, gives the movie a more humane, not to mention realistic premise, making it unique to its predecessors. The atmosphere is great; the make-up is very convincing for it's time. Steven Ritch gives an excellent performance and I wouldn't be surprised if the emotional aspect of his performance may have had something to do with the real-life combat he saw during WW II. The entire starring and supporting cast; many of them veteran leading and character actors in their own right, do an excellent job and deliver very convincing performances. This is not the "Blair Witch Project," these folks really know their craft. This is not a great Hollywood movie; it is a very fine low budget film that delivers.

I also was unable to find this movie anywhere commercially in any form and like many of the folks here, I taped my copy off of AMC (during the Halloween month of October). Just recently I dubbed my VHS copy to DVD. I agree that Columbia needs to release their catalog of Sci-Fi & Horror movies.

This film shows that even in the direst circumstances, it is possible to bring out the best in ourselves and each other. I think that is what I like about this film the most; from the get- go that they knew it was probably impossible to save Dr. Marsh, but they each in their own way and collectively, tried regardless. It was a noble effort.


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