Wednesday, March 11, 2009

MAN BEAST - Jerry Warren - "Take Me Away Steve" (1956)

Jerry, Jerry, Jerry, where did you go wrong? What the Hell was Jerry Warren thinking at any given time has got to be a matter of discourse for centuries to come! When you leave behind a mess of films like Jerry produced, what will the aliens from outer space possible think 100 years from now? Even today, 53 years later, I'm like speechless when trying to describe all the multiple nuances and idiosyncrasies contained in "MAN BEAST"! Indeed, it was Jerry's first film and also the ultimate JW WTF!!!

In an interview with Tom Weaver, Jerry said they climbed a fence to be able to use this set of a Mongolian village from another movie!

This is more like the set that Jerry really had money for!!

Filmed in the beautiful Himalayas of Bishop, California and combined with some stock mountain climbing footage Jerry got at Woolworth's, you end up with dynamic shots like this of the guys taking a smoke break after hiking up to 20,000 feet!!!

Sheesh, everyone knows that Rock Madison had top billing in "Man Beast," and what was his role? The Monster, of course, because all his other parts got cut out!!!! Classic Jerry!

Yeah!! Sure!! AAaaahhh!!!!!

Seems more than just Rock had to take their turn in the Yeti outfit, Brianne Murphy, Jerry Warren's wife at the time, and quite the cinematographer, spent some time in the Yeti suit herself! It's a Jerry Warren film, everyone does whatever is needed!!

Eat Lead you stinkin' Yeti!!!! Probably the last of it's species in the world, but Oh Well!!!

No real credits for the music which I'm sure was stock, but pieced together by music director Josef Zimanich .... We're offering a reward for anyone who can tell us what instrument Jerry Warren played in his early band days!!

2 comments:

Greg Goodsell said...

Jerry Warren was in very ill repute with all his other schlock filmmakers. Fred Olen Ray said that Warren had a positive contempt for his audience --

prof. grewbeard said...

skin flute?...

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