Saturday, December 27, 2008

TALES OF FRANKENSTEIN (TV Pilot) (1958)

Here's a tasty little piece from a lesser known Hammer TV show from 1958 with an awesome title card, "Tales Of Frankenstein" that never really reached full development despite the fact that it featured Anton Diffring and that "other" monster guy, Don Megowan!!!

The narrator's mug shot was culled from Universal's "Inner Sanctum."

And this scene without a doubt, will be all too very familiar to any Universal fan!!

I've always liked the looks of the Don Megowan Frankenstein monster!!

Classic Anton Diffring is quite acceptable as the Baron Frankenstein!

Lovely Helen Westcott is Frankie's love interest Christine!

Sci-Fi writing couple and dynamic duo, Henry Kuttner and C.L. Moore wrote this tale which adds some real class, but any credit for the pretty dang cool music is like impossible to find!

Probably the bottom line is, this Curt Siodmak directed pilot was just a little too brainy for 1958 TV, but it sure is something you can appreciate 50 years later!!

Don't look in the mirror, boy!! Do not look in the mirror!!!

4 comments:

John W. C. said...

It was a pretty cool tv pilot.Too bad it didn't sell.

Greg Goodsell said...

Anton Diffring kicks ass!

Anonymous said...

Yes, found your blog looking for the composer.
The music really is classy - with some very eerie orchestrations.

I'm presuming theremin and novachord are involved, but would love to know who was the composer.

EEGAH!! said...

I truly wish we had that information, but in this age of knowledge, if some friend or relative doesn't step out of the shadows, we'll never know who it was. So much back then remains "uncredited," it's a real shame.

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