The Werewolf (1956) Online
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.
|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 (as George M. Lynn)|
|Steven Ritch||-||The Werewolf|
When first released, this movie played as the bottom half of a double bill with Earth vs. the Flying Saucers (1956).
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.
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.
This isn't the first time Clay Campbell created a werewolf makeup. He used the same techniques to create the monster for an earlier film, The Return of the Vampire (1943).
Director Fred Spears also served as the narrator in the opening sequence.