Saturday, March 28, 2009

GIANT FROM THE UNKNOWN - Albert Glasser - "Care Baers" (1958)

The Baer family should have really been called the "Bear" family considering the average size and power of Brothers Max and Buddy Baer, and even, Jethro, I mean Max Baer Jr. What a family!!! Max Baer, at 6'4", and once Heavyweight Champion of the world, with a record of 72-12 with 52 knockouts was the older brother of Buddy Baer who towered over most folks at 6'7", and who also had remarkable Heavyweight boxing career with an awesome record of 50-7 with 43 knockouts, but he could never pull the string when it came down to winning the championship, and it took my main man Joe Louis to stop him, so he went on to play giants and big guys in a lot of films instead, and "Giant From The Unknown" is one of those titan roles!!!!

They just don't make cop cars like this Plymouth anymore, that's for sure!!

Dungeon Icons Morris Ankrum and Bob Steele as Dr. Frederick Cleveland, and Sherriff Parker!! What a pair of guys!!

The local hero is portrayed by none other than Ed Kemmer, who, besides being on every conceivable TV show in the 60's, was also, as you all know, Commander Buzz Corry in 68 episodes of "Space Patrol!"

Look close, and you'll see that the giant wasn't buried that good or that deep!!

The "GIANT" music for this feature was composed by the master of 'Large' music, Albert Glasser himself, who we have written about too many times because of all his varied work with none other than Mr. B.I.G. himself on "BIG" movies like "The Spider," The Cyclops" and "The Amazing Colossal Man" just to name a few!!

And if Buddy wasn't big enough by himself, put a big helmet on him, get a small girl, and put her downhill from him! Just like the "Mysterey Spot" in Santa Cruz!!

Like all the guys in 1958, Buddy really liked Sally!!!

And why not?? Everybody loved Sally!!

For this role, Buddy's makeup was by the master Jack Pierce!!

Don't worry kid, you're only seven feet up, it won't hurt much!!

Richard Cunha should be congratulated for directing this work of fine art!! And here's one final shot of "how many million cowboy movies has he been in" Bob Steele, the effervescent Sally Fraser, and the omnipotent "Doctor, General or Chief" Morris Ankrum!

Ed Kemmer ain't no Joe Louis, but somehow manages to take the giant out for the final count!!!

1 comment:

Prof. Grewbeard said...

Ed Kemmer is so Mr. Fifties, just stick a pipe in his mouth!


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