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The Werewolf (1956)

Approved | | Sci-Fi, Horror | July 1956 (USA)
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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Cast overview:
Sheriff Jack Haines
Amy Standish
Eleanore Tanin ...
Mrs. Helen Marsh
Kim Charney ...
Chris Marsh
Deputy Ben Clovey
Hank Durgis
Ken Christy ...
Dr. Jonas Gilcrist
James Gavin ...
Mack Fanning
S. John Launer ...
Dr. Emery Forrest
Dr. Morgan Chambers (as George M. Lynn)
Steven Ritch ...
The Werewolf


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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When first released, this movie played as the bottom half of a double bill with Earth vs. the Flying Saucers (1956). See more »


After the werewolf is caught in and escapes from the bear trap Sheriff Haines tells Dr. Gilcrist and Amy that their was blood found in the snow around the area of the trap. But when the werewolf is shown escaping from the trap there is no snow. Even as he hobbles away there is no snow any where in the area. Several times when up in the mountains there is heavy snow and then a short distance away the snow stops and the ground is dry. See more »


Sheriff Jack Haines: Doctors try to save people. The Law doesn't always have a choice.
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This town has The Creature From The Black Lagoon for a sheriff!
12 June 2003 | by (Vancouver, Canada) – See all my reviews

An old monster gets a new touch in this movie from the late 1950's.

Back when it was popular to blame radiation for everything this movie offers a pair of dedicated but very misguided scientists who want to show the world what hideous mutations atomic radiation can create. They could just have gone to the movies any Saturday and seen all manner of mutants but no, these guys take a car crash victim Duncan Marsh (Steven Ritch, taking a break from the westerns he usually appeared in) and inject him with a serum derived from the blood of a radioactive wolf. (If that sounds familiar it's because the same plot, minus the radiation angle, was used in PRC's 1942 thriller THE MAD MONSTER.) The crash has given Duncan traumatic amnesia and thanks to the serum when he gets angry or frightened he turns into a . . .well you saw the title.

Stopping at a small mountain town, Duncan is tracked there by the scientists who suddenly aren't too anxious to have the world see what they have done (now if they had thought about that 3 reels earlier we wouldn't have had a movie!). The sheriff of the town is Don Megowan who played the Creature from the Black Lagoon in THE CREATURE WALKS AMONG US. The town doctor wants to save Duncan but the sheriff knows the beast has to be stopped one way or the other before the body count gets any higher.

Okay so the end of the movie is pretty much inevitable but director Fred F. Sears, who also gave the world THE GIANT CLAW and EARTH VS. THE FLYING SAUCERS, gives us a very atypical scene where Duncan is allowed to see his wife and child before he . . . well you'll see what I mean.

I love this movie for many reasons, one of which is that I also had a Super8mm 11 minute digest of it when I was a kid. Now I have the whole thing on video.

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