Kolchak is on assignment to interview singles aboard a cruise ship, and finds out some kind of wolf creature is killing passengers during the full moon.



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Episode complete credited cast:
Mel Tarter
Captain Julian Wells
Paula Griffin
Bernhardt Stieglitz
Edith Cowels
Jackie Russell ...
George Levitt
Hallem (as Bob Hastings)
Barry Cahill ...
Dr. Alan Ross
Heath Jobes ...
Jay Remy (as Jim Hawkins)


When a tax audit interrupts Vincenzo's plans to take a cruise ship vacation, he sends Kolchak in his place to follow up on a story about swinging singles. Kolchak becomes more interested in a series of mutilations that begin taking place on the ship, perpetrated by a creature that seems to be half man, half wolf. Written by acidxian

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1 November 1974 (USA)  »

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The episode was filmed aboard the RMS Queen Mary, although the at sea pictures show the SS France (later known as the Norway before it was scrapped). See more »


The doctor tells the Janos (The Werewolf) that the ship's infirmary does not carry stronger pain killers than analgesics. While Janos seems to have "bought" this in reality cruise ships carry many types of pain killers and even can perform minor surgeries that would require their presence. See more »


Carl Kolchak: Now wait just one minute. If you put me someplace against my will and something happens to me, you're gonna have to write a new chapter in the Maritime Code, or my editor's name is not Antonio Vincenzo.
Captain Julian Wells: Your editor. Release him. Not here, outside!
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References Lifeboat (1944) See more »

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When you want to find a werewolf, try going on a cruise!
5 November 2013 | by (Bradenton, Florida) – See all my reviews

Even for a "Kolchak" episode, this one has a weird setup. Vincenzo (Simon Oakland) is supposed to be going on a cruise but at the last minute he is forced to cancel. However, there STILL is a ticket and Kolchak is sent on the trip. This isn't the weird part. What's weird is that a werewolf is apparently aboard!! Even weirder, the audience is expected to believe some guy in a cheap drugstore wolf-man mask is a real monster!! Yes, the folks making this show really went hog-wild--spending what appears to be $3.98 for a quality wolf-man costume! So, apart from the bad mask, is the episode any good? Well, not really. It is entertaining, I'll grant you that. But the show is silly even by "Kolchak" standards.

By the way, I am a bit of an airplane and boat nut, so a few observations about this episode. First, early in the film you see a 747 that, if you pay attention, changes airlines several times! Also, the ship shown in the program is a combination of two ships. The shots of the ship at sea are of the SS France (later re-christened the SS Norway) and the rest of the shots were done on the Queen Mary--which had been decommissioned and was parked in Long Beach, California (where it remains today as a hotel).

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