I watched the Universal-International 1954 3D monster horror film Creature of the Black Lagoon. It was directed by Jack Arnold and produced by William Alland (This Island Earth, It came From Outer Space, Tarantula!, The Deadly Mantis, The Mole People, The Colossus of New York, The Space Children, and the three Creature from the Black Lagoon films). The geology expedition ends up in the Black Lagoon off a tributary of the Amazon. Here they find more than just rocks.
Born October 14, 1916, in New Haven, Connecticut, Jack Arnold is famous for his 1950’s Sci-Fi, Horror flics. As a child he was and avid reader of science fiction and began his career as an actor on and off Broadway.
I watched this 1946 mystery/horror, Warner Bros., film “The Beast With Five Fingers” on Svengoolie. It is about pianist, Francis Ingram, played by Victor Francen (career in French cinema and Hollywood, Madame Curie, A Farewell to Arms) who is in a wheelchair and only has the use of one hand. He plays the piano, with this hand, extremely well , with music written by Bruce Conrad played by Robert Alda (Alan Alda’s dad, The Devil’s Hand, M*A*S*H, The Girl Who Knew Too Much)
I watched, the 1960 black and white Universal International release, The Leech Woman on Svengoolie. An old woman answers an ad by endocrinologist, Dr. Paul Talbot, about aging. She says that she was brought to America 140 years ago as a slave and that if he can fund her trip back to Africa she’ll show him the secret to eternal youth. He agrees and takes his wife, who he wants to make beautiful again, so that he’ll love her again. Things go pretty bad from here. Dr. Talbot is played by Phillip Terry (Mannequin, The Monster and the Girl, Wake Island, Bataan) and his wife June is Coleen Gray (Destination 60,000, The Phantom Planet, Nightmare Alley, Red River, The Killing). Other stars are Grant Williams (The Incredible Shrinking Man, The Monolith Monsters, PT 109, Brain of Blood, Doomsday Machine, also known as Escape from Planet Earth),
I watched the Columbia Pictures November 1961 “Valley of the Dragons” (which had no dragons in it) on Svengoolie. The movie is, very loosely, based on the Jules Vernes book “Career of a Comet”. This film uses lots of stock footage from Rodan (Rodan itself), Cat-women of the Moon (the spider), King Dinosaur, and One Million B.C.. The director is Edward Bernds (Three Stooges short subjects, A Bird in the Head, Gasoline Alley, Joy Ride) and
I watched the 1940 Universal Pictures film, the third in the invisible series (The Invisible Man and The Invisible Man Returns), The Invisible Woman on Svengoolie. This movie is a Sci-Fi comedy unlike the first two. John Barrymore (The Sea Beast, Don Juan, Eternal Love, General Crack, The Man from Blankley’s, Rasputin and the Empress) plays the old inventor, Professor Gibbs, who has invented and invisibility machine funded by Richard Russell played by
I watched this British 1958 Hammer horror film, Revenge of Frankenstein, on Svengoolie. The movie is directed by Terence Fisher (Horror of Dracula, The Curse of Frankenstein, The Hound of the Baskervilles, The Mummy, The Brides of Dracula, The Curse of the Werewolf, The Phantom of the Opera, Dracula: Prince of Darkness, Frankenstein Must Be Destroyed, Frankenstein and the Monster from Hell) and was the sequel to 1957 The Curse of Frankenstein.
I watched the Universal 1948 comedy horror Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein on Svengoolie. The movie stars Bud Abbott and Lou Costello as baggage clerks that receive two packages, Dracula and Frankenstein for McDougal’s House of Horrors wax museum. Larry Talbot (The Wolfman) is trying to stop the delivery because he knows they are really alive.
I watched The Beast from 20,000 Fathoms (1953), a 1953 Warner Brothers film based on the short story, The Fog, by Ray Bradbury (Fahrenheit 451, The Martian Chronicles, The Illustrated Man) on Svengoolie. This a Ray Harryhausen stop-motion creature, the fictional Rhedosaurus, inspired by King Kong, the head of a T-Rex, the body of an Iguana and crocodile features. In the movie it appears to be 200 feet long but the model was actually only 30 inches.