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The Werewolf (1956)





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Columbia's The Werewolf is not nearly as generic as its title would suggest: in fact, it is one of the better films of its kind. Steven Ritch plays Duncan Marsh, who after being seriously injured in a car wreck is used as a guinea pig by a pair of none too scrupulous scientists (S. John Launer and George M. Lynn). Seeking a cure for radiation poisoning, the scientists inject Marsh with wolf serum (what this has to do with radiation poisioning is never fully explained). Before long, Marsh is a full-fledged lycanthrope, wreaking havoc in the Big Bear Lake region. Some truly startling vignettes--including one lulu of a sequence in a jail cell--lift this Sam Katzman production well above the norm.

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Steven Ritch
as Duncan Marsh
Joyce Holden
as Amy Standish
Don Megowan
as Sheriff Jack Haines
Eleanore Tanin
as Helen Marsh
Kim Charney
as Chris Marsh
Harry Lauter
as Deputy Ben Clovey
Larry J. Blake
as Hank Durgis
Ken Christy
as Dr. James Gilchrist
James Gavin
as Mack Fanning
S. John Launer
as Dr. Emery Forrest
George Lynn
as Dr. Morgan Chambers
Don C. Harvey
as First Deputy
Ford Stevens
as First Reporter
Jean Harvey
as Old Woman
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Critic Reviews for The Werewolf

All Critics (2)

Quickie update on the werewolf legend.

January 12, 2008 | Rating: B- | Full Review…

...a better-than-average '50s sci-fi quickie.

November 5, 2007 | Rating: 2.5/4 | Full Review…

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A fun B-Horror movie, but nothing terribly special.

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