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Throwback Thursday: The Wolf Man

Universal Pictures - The Wolf Man 1942Universal Pictures didn’t own a chain of movie theaters, as Warner Bros., Paramount, Fox, MGM, and RKO did, so it had a tougher time getting premium
bookings for its product, but in early 1942 they scored with a double bill of The Wolf Man and The Mad Doctor of Market Street in Los Angeles. Not to leave any
stone unturned, the Vogue Theatre on Hollywood Boulevard added a live horror
stage-show featuring Wolf Man costar
Bela Lugosi. You could see it all for as little as 30 cents (plus tax)!

4 comments

  1. Cliff Robertson says:

    I liked this movie, but the rewrites in the script made the settings of the film confusing. What year was this that Gypsies traveled in horse-drawn wagons and a modern telescope needed to be repaired? Two characters were dressed in modern suits (1940’s) while others were in period dress. The remake attempted to repair some of this by underlining a time and place, but sadly lacked with the CGI transformation when compared to Jack Pierce’s original.

  2. gary says:

    …"through no fault of his own."

  3. Terry Bigham says:

    "Mad Doctor of Market Street" may have been B-horror filler, but its director, Joseph H. Lewis, would go on to helm two cult favorites, "Gun Crazy" and "The Big Combo". And "Wolf Man" scripter Siodmak is renowned for his classic sci-fi novel "Donovan's Brain" and as the brother of director Robert Siodmak. (The Siodmak brothers teamed, along with Billy Wilder, Fred Zinnemann, Edgar Ulmer and Eugen Schifftan on "People on Sunday")

  4. Norm says:

    What I found most interesting about the billing was Warren William, a big star in the 20's/30's but now just a filler for a transformation film. So much for star power…Better save them checks.

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