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The Werewolf (1956)

Approved | | Horror, Sci-Fi | 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 »

Director:

Fred F. Sears

Writers:

Robert E. Kent (story), James B. Gordon (story) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview:
Don Megowan ... Sheriff Jack Haines
Joyce Holden ... Amy Standish
Eleanore Tanin Eleanore Tanin ... Mrs. Helen Marsh
Kim Charney Kim Charney ... Chris Marsh
Harry Lauter ... Deputy Ben Clovey
Larry J. Blake ... Hank Durgis
Ken Christy Ken Christy ... Dr. Jonas Gilcrist
James Gavin James Gavin ... Mack Fanning
S. John Launer ... Dr. Emery Forrest
George Lynn ... Dr. Morgan Chambers (as George M. Lynn)
George Cisar ... Hoxie
Steven Ritch Steven Ritch ... The Werewolf
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Storyline

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 »

Genres:

Horror | Sci-Fi

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

July 1956 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Los colmillos del lobo See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Clover Productions See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (Westrex Recording System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Probably to save time and/or money, shots of the werewolf fleeing the posse near the climax, were shot "day-for-night" while the posse shots were filmed during real nighttime. See more »

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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 »

Quotes

Sheriff Jack Haines: Doctors try to save people. The Law doesn't always have a choice.
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Holds up surprisingly well
15 June 2011 | by irishmSee all my reviews

This film scared the pants off me as a kid (which I loved!) and when I finally found it again and watched it as an adult I was pleasantly surprised to find that I still enjoy it. And parts of it, namely the cave sequence and the fight in the dark alley, still give me the creeps. I found this werewolf much scarier than Chaney Jr.'s version. Steven Ritch's portrayal has a wildness and rawness to it that gives his lycanthrope that extra edge. Watch how he drools as he sinks his fangs into that hunk of bait in the woods, for instance. Oh, there are a few flaws... and I find the scene at the doctors' lab very long, talky and dull... but all in all I'd recommend this to any classic horror film buff. Well done. Hard to believe something of actual quality was produced by the same man responsible for "The Giant Claw"!


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