Welcome to the Dungeon Saturday Night Special, and The Films Of Carl Jaffé Part Deux! Tonight's segment focuses on Carl's Sci-Fi films, and is once again brought to you courtesy of his Grandson Michael! But before we delve into the films, here are a couple of shots from The Spotlight Casting Directory!
Here's Carl as a suave but mysterious character from his listing in the 1939 Directory!
And here's the photo from his listing in the 1963 directory in the category of Character Men and Comedians!
Two of Carl Jaffé's earliest excursions into Science Fiction films were "The Atomic Man," in 1955, and .....
......"Satellite In The Sky" in 1956!!
Next was "The Electronic Monster," aka "Escapement," from 1958, where Carl has the role of the strange Dr. Hoff. This original scan is courtesy of the Jaffé archive owned by Michael Jaffé'!
"This image is a scan of the ORIGINAL bromide photo, not a printed repro as used in "The Electronic Monster" poster!" - Michael Jaffé
Next up is the classic "First Man Into Space" from 1959!
"Sometimes Carl did get a credit!"
"And sometimes his image just got used!"
Michael says "Here's a great still from "First Man Into Space,"... there are others similar to this around online (most of which I also have) but you won't find THIS one!"
"In Germany "First Man Into Space" was released as "Rakete 510" and this is the film programme for it."
"Curiously enough, an extreme likeness of Carl appears to have been used on the front cover of a 20 film DVD compilation set...!"
In 1967, Carl was in "Battle Beneath The Earth" as a Dr. Galissi.
I'll just wrap this up with this nice double portrait of Michael Jaffé holding a portrait taken of Carl by Carl's friend, the German modernist photographer Mr. Hans Casparius! Keep your eyes open for the whole story as written by Michael some time soon, because it will surely be a fascinating tale! I'll keep you posted!!